English. A recognized arbiter or leader of people, usu. of local repute.
Subanen. Si Datu' Tangkilan, iini kaunutan begelal nu nga Subaanen di sakup Sindangan.
English. Datu Tengkilan was the chief of the Subanen leaders of the Sindangan area.
Cultural Note. Like the ukum a begelal gains his status by often being invited to share in litigation.
Synonym. selag; timu'ay; ukum
In group with: kapitan; kunsial; saliling