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Author: K. Paginton.
Language: English
No. of Pages: 23
Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm x 3mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 547
Shelving Location: Papers & Articles: Anthropology: Culture & Society
Estimated Value: £1.00
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Beliefs and Customs

A Glance at Madagascar: pp. 50-82.
Librairie Tout pour l'École (1973).
Stapled Printout

This chapter discuses the distribution of different religions in Madagascar, and numerous cultural elements and concepts including: fady, vintana, tsiny, tody, idols, sorcery, tromba, mpakafo, blood-pact, circumcision, trial by ordeal, fandroana, birth, marriage, death, burial, and famadihana. There are photographs of a zebu sacrifice and a famadihana ceremony, as well as three maps showing the distribution of ancestral religion, protestants, and catholics in Madagascar. A further illustration describes the vintana system as mapped onto the layout of a traditional Malagasy house.

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Very Good. Text is extensively marked in fluorescent highlighter.

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