The 5 Genders of the Bugis

>The Bugis are the most numerous of the three major linguistic and ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, the southwestern province of Sulawesi, Indonesia’s third largest island.

As shown in the National Geographic clip below, they recognise not two but five different genders, some of them endowed with magical powers. In addition to men and women, the bissu, calabai and calalai can also be found.

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