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Orai, a snake, a serpent. The following names of snakes are known to the Sunda people.

Banén, the pig snake, large and black, often seen swimming across water, but is not poisonous.
Bĕdul, the swine snake, large and black, not poisonous.
Bungkalaut, found on trees, red and yellow — very poisonous.
Chabé, a small thin snake, often on bushes, not generally poisonous, but at certain seasons is very bad. The natives tell you that on fridays the bite is poisonous.
Dulĕk, small black sort, gets into the ani of fowls and kills them.
Kadut, rather thick, fond of being about water, and catches fish; not poisonous.
Kĕupĕul, found upon trees, but gets out of the way and does not bite.
Laki, the male snake. Reported to be immensely large, and many incredible stories are told of it, so that it may be safely considered as a fabulous snake. Thought to be a great enemy of man, but there are none in Java.
Lĕmbu, the bullock snake. There are many fabulous stories about this snake, which show it to be only imaginary. It is said to have horns and is seen only in great floods.
Maung, the tiger snake, in red and brown rings; very venomous.
Pichung, small kind, brown and black in stripes lengthwise of body.
Puchuk, a large snake of green colour, treliced with black, blue and yellow stripes. Found upon bushes and trees and seldom on the ground. Lives on birds and insects.
Sancha, a Boa constrictor. Kills animals by winding itself round them and so crushing them, preparatory to swallowing them. These snakes are often 15 or 16 feet long.
Sancha Manuk, greenish and white. Often found on trees or in large buildings secreted among the rafters, where it lives on mice. Catches and kills fowls.
Sancha Saroni, another variety.
Sé-éng, quite black; runs and springs at men, but reports do not say that it is poisonous.
Sinduk, about three feet long and very dark colour; often attacks and kills fowls or their chickens. Its spittle, which it is fond of ejecting is reported to be bad and causes bad ulcers.
Sulangkar, partly coloured and found on the ground; not thought poisonous.
Tambang or Banchat, the rope snake or the frog snake; not venomous, catches frogs in swampy places and swallows them whole, hence the second of its names.
Tanĕuh, the ground snake, mottled and very venomous. This is the most dangerous sort there is, lurks in grassy places and frequently bites men or cattle, which die in agony, or lose a limb in consequence.
Wĕlang, the pie bald snake; in black and white rings. Very venomous.
Wĕling, quite black.

Orang, a person in general, a human being, an inhabitant of, a person belonging to any particular place or occupation. Orang gunung, a mountaineer, a name by which