Lorimer, Emily Overend, 1881-. Language hunting in the Karakoram

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Title: Language hunting in the Karakoram

Published By: London: Allen and Unwin, [1939]. 310 p.: ill., map

By line: Emily Overend Lorimer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Burusho (AV07)

Subjects: Topography and geology (133); Cultural identity and pride (186); Phonology (194); Linguistic identification (197); Food preparation (252); Water and thirst (271); Normal garb (291); Garment care (296); Water supply (312); Lithic industries (324); Dwellings (342); Religious and educational structures (346); Settlement patterns (361); Mechanics (401); Gift giving (431); Mutual aid (476); Routes (487); Highways and bridges (491); Ethnic stratification (563); Ethics (577); Ingroup antagonisms (578); Local officials (624); Chief executive (643); External relations (648); Public works (653); Sanctions (681); Prisons and jails (697); Hospitals and clinics (743); Medical care (758); Mythology (773); Prophets and ascetics (792); Religious intolerance and martyrs (798);

Abstract: This is a popularly written account of the return trip of the Lorimers to Hunza in 1934, and of their life with the Burusho for the following fourteen months. The daily activities of the Burusho throughout this time are recorded, and data on their houses, land, marriage customs, harvest festivals, crafts, and care of children are given.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: av07-002

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1920-1924; 1934-1935

Evaluation: Traveller-3

Analyst: Alice McCluskey ; 1955

Coverage Date: 1890-1937

Coverage Place: Hunza, Pakistan

LCSH: Burusho


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