UNESCO Acknowledges La Galigo: Example of News Item Text

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UNESCO Acknowledges La Galigo
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO has put South Sulawesi’s ancient literary epic La Galigo on the Memory of the World (MOW) list.

It was the second document from Indonesia after Negarakertagama in 2008 which earned the acknowledgement from UNESCO. The certificate was handed to South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo on Thursday evening in the province’s capital of Makassar. The governor will then submit it with the National Archives Board.

The director of Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV)/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, Roger Tol, said Friday that it took three years for the manuscript to secure the acknowledgment.

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