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Menginang

Bersirih or menginang is an Indonesian tradition of chewing materials such as nut, betel, gambier, tobacco, limestone and clubs. Menginang dates back to more than 3000 years. Records of travelers to China showed that betel and areca had been consumed since the 2nd century BC. "Sirih Pinang telah menjadi suatu simbol bagi masyarakat adat Melayu".

The Malay oral tradition uses phrases such as "Betel door opener home", "Betel door opener heart". Menginang is used at many formal occasions such as marriages, births, deaths, and healings.