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The pinisi or phinisi is a traditional Indonesian two-masted sailing ship. It was mainly built by the Konjo tribe, a sub-ethnic group of Bugis-Makassar mostly residents at the Bulukumba regency of South Sulawesi but was and and still is used widely by the Buginese and Makassarese, mostly for transportation and agricultural purposes. According to the manuscript I La Lagaligo, the phinisi boat has already existed since around the 14th century.