lontarFor local residents, this tree species has its own meaning. As adopted by many other people in Rote. The leaves are relied upon as the roof of the house.  Also relied upon as a raw material such  as home furnishing Haik (container of water), cutlery, baskets or mats. Even the leaves are also the main raw material of Sasando, a traditional musical instrument monumental heritage ancestral island of Rote Ndao. Pelepah for fire wood fence, also to make a rope from the fibers midrib is strong and durable. Mayang intercepted sugar water or sugar processed into wine. Until now, there remain many adherents palm culture in this area rely on a slab or liquid sugar that comes from this tree as a food ingredient. While the trunk into logs for construction of houses. Even in the first time, the stalks are hard transformed into a coffin.

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