Baloma, the Spirits of the Dead of the Trobriand Islands 0 847

In the Trobriand islands north of New Guinea, among the native Kiriwina, death is a starting point. The soul or Baloma leaves the body and continues its existence in another world, but constantly returns and reincarnates in a new member of the town. The Baloma are then the basis of its cosmogony and its social structure.

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