Bailey, John. An account of the wild tribes of the Veddahs of Ceylon: their habits, customs, and superstitions

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Title: An account of the wild tribes of the Veddahs of Ceylon: their habits, customs, and superstitions

Published in: Transactions, n.s., - Vol. 2

Published By: Transactions, n.s., - Vol. 2 London: Ethnological Society of London, 1863. 278-320 p.

By line: John Bailey

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Vedda (AX05)

Subjects: Descriptive somatology (142); Historical reconstruction (174); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Settlement patterns (361); Cultural participation (184); Dwellings (342); Real property (423); Anthropometry (141); Ethos (181); Ethnobotany (824); External relations (648); Hunting and trapping (224); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: Bailey, who was Principal Assistant Colonial Secretary of Ceylon for a period, gives a description of the Vedda based principally upon his own observations. Covering first physical anthropology, he proceeds to describe the economic life, social life, and religious beliefs of the people. He then attempts to reconstruct the origin of the Veddas. Finally, the author includes a vocabulary and list of names.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ax05-002

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: ca. 1854

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: James R. Leary; 1961

Coverage Date: 1854-1863

Coverage Place: Sri Lanka

LCSH: Vedda (Sri Lankan people)

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