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Author: Ralph Linton.
Print ISSN: 0002-7294
Language: English
No. of Pages: 28
Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm x 4mm

Item Identification Code (UID#): 548
Shelving Location: Papers & Articles: Anthropology: Culture & Society
Estimated Value: £1.00
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Culture Areas in Madagascar

American Anthropologist 30(3): pp. 363-390.
American Anthropological Association (1928).
Stapled Printout

This article argues that it is misleading to portray the Malagasy having as a single uniform culture. The author divides the country into three "culture areas": the East coast, the plateau, and the West coast and extreme South. The regional cultural differences are highlighted by discussing these three areas under the following subheadings: houses, granaries, clothing, exposure, ornaments, hairdressing, tattooing, spinning and weaving, bark-cloth, hide garments, mats, baskets, pottery, utensils, agriculture, domestic animals, cattle, dogs, hunting, fishing, canoes, metal-working, weapons, markets, social organization, kings, nobles, mpifasana, slaves, marriage, polygamy, polyandry, chastity, divorce, property and inheritance, ancestor worship, Andriamanitra, Andriamananary, Andriamandresy, vazimba cult, zanahary, non-human spirits, sacrifices, sacred places, sacred rivers, ombiasy, sorcerers, possession, charms, disposal of the dead, dead kings, souls of the dead, lahy kibory, menhirs, and art.


  • This appears to be a copy of a final draft version, as it is typed and includes a few proofreading marks.

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