This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. In Bugis society, androgynous bissu are priests, shamans, sorcerers, or mediums. The Bugis people are the most numerous of the ethnic parenting major ethnic groups of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
In contrast to the two-gender system, Bugis society recognises five genders: makkunrai, oroané, bissu, calabai, and calalai. Calalai and calabai are respectively approximately equivent to trans men and trans women. In daily social life, the bissu, the calabai, and the calalai may enter the dwelling places and the villages of both men and women. The bissu belong to one of the five genders of the Bugis, an Indonesian ethnic group.