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A sagali is a ceremonial distribution of food which is connected with almost every feature of social life in the Trobriands Islands of Papua New Guinea. It is usually associated with mortuary rites, commemorating feasts and competitions. Doba is used during these occasions.
It is usually one clan (or two clans) that arranges the sagali, and other clans receive the food. It is a very important institution in the Trobs.
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