This song is from Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi.

Lin wrote: "Do you know that the song 'Parangmo tu mata allo' is in the Toraja language? Based on its English translation (because I don't know any Torajan language), may I translate it to Bahasa?

Bahasa Indonesia Translation

Matahari bersinar terang
Burung Kaloko bernyanyi
Angin semilir membelai kami
Angin juga membelai bunga-bunga
Kami terkikik gembira.

Note: Torajan languages are Toraja-Sa'dan, Kalumpang, Mamasa, Ta'e, Talondo', and Toala'. I don't know which language the song 'Parangmo tu mata allo' came from."

If anyone could provide more information about the exact language this song is in, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Pia Melania Pong Masak for contributing and translating this song and to Lin Fadelan for the Bahasa Indonesia translation.

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