Caption: Umalulik in Timor Leste
Umalulik in Timor Leste 

East Timor's Umaluliks

From: Rachel Louise Snyder
Series: Global Guru Radio
Length: 02:59

This week the Global Guru learns how to negotiate land deals, family disputes, wedding arrangements, cattle sales and other deals in Timor Leste.

Uma_lulik_timor_small The Global Guru is a weekly public radio spot that celebrates the oddities, the curiosities, the unknowns of global culture, particularly in countries where Americans have either single narrative story lines, like Afghanistan (war), Thailand (sex tourism), Rwanda, (genocide), or perhaps no story lines at all, like East Timor, Moldova, Malta, Lesotho, etc. Engaging and rich in sound, the 3:00 interstitial helps us connect to the vastness of human experience. Presenting station is WAMU in Washington, DC and sponsored by American University in DC. Some of our favorite past shows include: How do Cambodians predict the harvest each year? What messages do cigarettes send in Chinese business dealings? How did Tanzania become the capitol of barbershops? How and why does Thailand categorize food? What is Iceland’s most feared culinary delight? How do you track a Tasmanian devil? What are the hidden messages in Zulu beadwork? 

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The Global Guru is a weekly public radio spot that celebrates the oddities, the curiosities, the unknowns of global culture, particularly in countries where Americans have either single narrative story lines, like Afghanistan (war), Thailand (sex tourism), Rwanda, (genocide), or perhaps no story lines at all, like East Timor, Moldova, Malta, Lesotho, etc. Engaging and rich in sound, the 3:00 interstitial helps us connect to the vastness of human experience. Presenting station is WAMU in Washington, DC and sponsored by American University in DC. Some of our favorite past shows include: How do Cambodians predict the harvest each year? What messages do cigarettes send in Chinese business dealings? How did Tanzania become the capitol of barbershops? How and why does Thailand categorize food? What is Iceland’s most feared culinary delight? How do you track a Tasmanian devil? What are the hidden messages in Zulu beadwork? 

Broadcast History

first aired on WAMU 88.5 fm in Washington, DC

Transcript

GLOBAL GURU – East Timor “Umalulik”
Time: 2.36

SFX: Theme Music (Plush Interiors)

Welcome to the Global Guru. I’m Rachel Louise Snyder. Each week, we ask one simple question—just one—about somewhere in the world.

Today we’re in East Timor, asking, “What’s an umalulik?” (.10)

AX: CP: It’s round and a little bit high rise, tall…
RLS: on stilts?
CP: Yeah. (.07)

This is Constancio Pinto (.01)

AX-Ambassador: I’m the ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United State. (.05)

SFX: wheat (repeat a couple of times) http://www.sounddogs.com/previews/32/mp3/416394_SOUNDDOGS__bo.mp3

He’s describing the variety of umaluliks, or sacred houses, that all villages have. (.04)

SFX: chicks & chickens http://www.sounddogs.com/previews/104/mp3/571227_SOUNDDOGS__ch.mp3

AX-Shapes: The east will have kind of rectangle, no a triangle still with four poles, under it they keep the chickens, pigs. And XXX...
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