The Mafulu mountain people of British New Guinea

Williamson, Robert Wood, 1856-1932
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  • "Richard Clay and Sons, Limited, Brunswick Street, Stamford Street, S.E., and Bungay, Suffolk."--T.p. verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Introduction / by Dr. A. C. Haddon -- Introductory -- Physique and character -- Dress and ornament -- Daily life and matters connected with it -- Community, clan, and village systems and chieftainship -- Villages, emone, houses and modes of inter-village communication -- Government, property and inheritance -- The big feast -- Some other ceremonies and feasts -- Matrimonial and sexual -- Killing, cannibalism and warfare -- Hunting, fishing and agriculture -- Bark cloth making, netting and art -- Music and singing, dancing, and toys and games -- Counting, currency and trade -- Language -- Illness, death and burial -- Religion and superstitious beliefs and practices -- Note on the Kuni people -- Conclusion -- Appendix I: A grammar of the Fuyuge language / translated and edited by Sidney H. Ray, M.A., from the manscript of the Rev. Father Egedi, S.C. -- Appendix II: Note on the Afoa language / by Dr. W. M. Strong -- Appendix III: Note on the Kovio language / by Dr. W. M. Strong -- Appendix IV: A comparative vocabulary of the Fuyuge, Afoa, and Kovio languages / prepared by Sidney H. Ray, M.A. -- Appendix V: Notes on the Papuan languages spoken about the head waters of the St. Joseph River, Central Papua / by Sidney H. Ray, M.A
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