Some also say they see changes afoot among the Minangkabau that may be weakening the adat system.
A man married by ambel-anak may redeem himself and family on payment of the jujur and adat of a virgin before-mentioned.
The adat paid to the girl's friends has usually been twelve dollars.
The "adat," or law which cannot be changed, was fostered by religion.
If a younger sister be first married, the husband pays six dollars, adat pelalu, for passing over the elder.