Sillander and Beguet show that among the Bentian
and the Iban, spirits are thought eventually to become the dew that nurtures plants and rice.
Se ha propuesto localizar la ceca de baskunes, y con ello, indirectamente, bentian
, en Pamplona, a partir de la alta presencia de numerario en el monetario de la Catedral (Ripolles, 1982:471).
1995, Local Identity and Regional Variation : Notes on the Lack of Significance of Ethnicity among the Luangan and the Bentian
, Borneo Research Council, 26 : 69-95.
There has been a long-running dispute between the Bentian
people and PT Kalhold Utama, a Hasan logging company.
Sillander shows how the Bentian
of East Kalimantan perceive ancestors as sources of power and authority in rituals and discourse.
Acting Authoritatively: How Authority Is Expressed through Social Action among the Bentian
of Indonesian Borneo.
2016 Relatedness and alterity in Bentian
Chapter 5 by Kenneth Sillander looks at teknonymy and its influence on kinship among the Bentian
, a Dayak group in Kalimantan.
Here, in interpreting the role of music, the author takes up an idea developed by Kenneth Sillander, who worked among the linguistically-related Bentian
, that this bifurcation of the deceased spirit-persona into two post-mortal spirits may be interpreted as a symbolic expression of the ambivalent attitudes of separation and avoidance, on the one hand, and retention and reverence, on the other, that most Borneo people have toward their dead.
As with the other societies in this volume, the Bentian
social organisation is of the open-aggregated kind, with relationships being quite flexible.
Generally considered to belong to the Luangan Dayak group, they are closely related to the Bentian
, with whom they share a number of cultural traits--"language, ritual practice, cosmological beliefs, and cultural history" (Payne 2012: 313).