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The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea

Robert Wood Williamson

The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea

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Published by Macmillan and co., limited in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Guinea.
    • Subjects:
    • Mafulus.,
    • Fuyuge language.,
    • Ethnology -- New Guinea.

    • Edition Notes

      Appendix I: A grammar of the Fuyuge language, tr. and ed. by Sidney H. Ray, M. A., from the manscript of the Rev. Father Egedi, s. c.

      Statement[by] Robert W. Williamson with an introduction by A. C. Haddon ...
      ContributionsRay, Sidney Herbert, 1858-1939., Egedi, Father.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN671.N5 W6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxiii, 364 p.
      Number of Pages364
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6544661M
      LC Control Number12015859
      OCLC/WorldCa2933543

      Naturfolkens diktning och dess betydelse. The unbroken red lines and the red lettering upon my map are copied from a map, also kindly placed at my disposal, which has been recently prepared by Father Fillodean of the Mission of the Sacred Heart, and these lines mark roughly what the Fathers of the Mission believe to be the boundaries of the several linguistic areas within the district covered by their map. It seems to have been originally used by Captain Barton to designate the natives of the district of which Inavaurene, to the north-east of the Mekeo plains, is the centre, but to have been afterwards regarded as a somewhat more general term; and I think Dr. Williamson, whose work in New Guinea was contemporaneous with that of the Netherlands New Guinea expedition, [ xxiii ]adduces evidence that this is also the case in British territory. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work.

      Not only will such a study improve a person's language greatly, but it will, at the same time, do much to improve the clearness and precision of his thinking; thought and language have a reciprocal effect. The Mafulu Fathers, however, had no doubt as to the correctness of the inclusion, which seems to open out the possibility of some, at all events, of the Fuyuge people having northern associations; and indeed Monseigneur de Boismenu told me that he believed that the Mafulu people were in touch with Northern New Guinea, and got some of their shell ornaments, or the shells from which they were made, from the northern coast. Further botanical evidence is required, however, before any definite statement on this point can be made. I think this can be no longer denied, and the observations made by German ethnologists show that the race in a more or less modified state is widely spread. Every speaker's aim is to be heard and understood. NMF VK 1—3; 6—14; 17—39; 40—41 and 45—

      It seems as natural to man as walking, and only less so than breathing. In the case of the In this district lime is produced from the many limestone caves which occur in the locality, and carried in leaves, gourds being absent. It is evident therefore that, apart from the valuable detailed information which Mr. His appearance in the village he is visiting is a signal for someone to dash away to the outskirts and reappear in a few moments with a coil or stalks of the pepper plant.


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The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea by Robert Wood Williamson Download PDF Ebook

Unexplored New Guinea. The 38 phonograph recordings made in and in Ipisia and Mawatta. The Giraras obtain lime by burning epa shell, which they obtain principally from Pagona, on the Fly.

London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner: — Walter Goodfellow, the leader of the recent expedition into Dutch New Guinea, of the dancing and accompanying singing of the Mimika natives whom he met there, and his suggestion that the The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea book calls of these songs were derived from that of the greater paradise bird.

Money, who was with Mr. But the custom is referred to by the Mekeo Government Agent Mr. When about to indulge in an orgy of chewing, the Girara man seats himself cross-legged on the ground and spreads his chewing gear around.

There he was informed that tribes usually at war with one another congregate peacefully during initiation ceremonies. The English language is peculiarly rich in synonyms, as, with such a history, it could not fail to be.

Naturfolkens diktning och dess betydelse. Williamson, whose work in New Guinea was contemporaneous with that of the Netherlands New Guinea expedition, [ xxiii ]adduces evidence that this is also the case in British territory.

The English speaking folk held down to a comparatively recent time that any group of letters which approximately represented the sound was amply sufficient as a symbol of the word.

An instance of this is seen in songs of instruction during the ceremonies following burial, when widows fulfilling the obligations of mourning are forbidden, among other taboos, to eat the betel mixture or even desire it. The artefacts collected between and A layer of shells is placed between each layer of midribs of the nipa palm, and the kiln is lighted from the top; it burns downwards and deposits the burnt shells in a heap among the ashes, from which they are afterwards separated and reduced to powder by pounding.

Introduction By Dr. The geological formation of the lower hills on which the actual Mafulu villages are placed and the intervening valleys is partly limestone; and I was told that limestone formation was also found further to the east.

The ingredients used are three in number—dang or cha the areca-nutong lime and pingi Piper betle? James Chalmers and Mr. Chief among these are the Biagi districts of Mount Victoria. Another instance of the ceremonial importance of areca-nut in this case the wild variety was observed by Chinnery on Mount Chapman.

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Circumstances over which he had no control, however, prevented the carrying out of his original programme; so he went The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea book Sydney, and there arranged modified plans.

Strong, Mr. For convenience' sake I have arranged in alphabetical order the subjects treated of, and for economy's sake I have kept in mind that "he that uses many words for the explaining of any subject doth, like the cuttle-fish, hide himself in his own ink.

He accepts this as a matter of course, and frequently gives areca-nuts in return; others gather around, and in a few moments all of them are chewing and talking with evident enjoyment.

For convenience' sake I have arranged in alphabetical order the subjects treated The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea book, and for economy's sake I have kept in mind that "he that uses many words for the explaining of any subject doth, like the cuttle-fish, hide himself in his own ink.

Eleia, and flowing thence in a south-easterly direction, and so joining the St. Yule, and properly applicable to the people living in the neighbourhood of that mountain, is now, I think, often used to express all the mountain tribes of the hinterland of the Mekeo and Pokau, and perhaps the Kabadi, districts.

Williamson has shown strong evidence that the Mafulu and probably other adjacent mountain tribes are essentially a pygmy—that is to say a Negrito—people who have been modified to some extent by Papuan and possibly Papuo-Melanesian influence, both physical and cultural.

Apologies if this happened, because human users outside of Germany who are making use of the eBooks or other site features should almost never be blocked. Background[ edit ] Archeological evidence suggests that humans arrived on New Guinea at least 60, years ago.

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