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Meyer, J.J., 1891. Tjarita Ki-Asdoera: het verhaal van Ki-Asdoera: tekst, vertaling en aanteekeningen, met eene inleiding en opmerking over de spreektaal in Zuid-Banten. Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (5) 6: 347-384

Location: Asia - South East Asia - Indonesia
Subject: Value
Species: Asian Rhino Species

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Indonesia. The whole animal will fetch 150 guilders and more. Besides the horn, the important parts are the incisors (menoer) which are put in rings. And also the hide, that is used against the 'hama koengkang' (stenocoris varicornis), an insects that appears in swarms when the new fruits from the padis come out and which can destroy the entire crop in one night. These insects, although they also have a bad smell, is driven out by bad odours. People cut the rhino hide in pieces, which are dried and then burned on the fields, as soon as the approach of the insects is suspected.

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