Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942. Baloma: the spirits of the dead in the Trobriand Islands

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Title: Baloma: the spirits of the dead in the Trobriand Islands

Published in: The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol.46

Published By: The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol.46 1916. 353-430 p.

By line: [by] Bronislaw Malinowski

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Trobriands (OL06)

Subjects: Sorcery (754); 76*; Eschatology (775);

Abstract: This article deals with the spirits of the dead, the BALOMA, in Kiriwina Island and covers the following subjects: mortuary practices, witches, beliefs regarding life after death and reincarnation, relations between BALOMA and the living, return of the spirits to their villages during the annual feast (MILAMALA), the part played by the spirits in magic, ignorance of the physiology of reproduction, and a theoretical section regarding the sociology of belief.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: ol06-006

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1915-1916

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Eugene Lerner

Coverage Date: 1915-1916

Coverage Place: Omarakana, Kiriwina Island, Papua New Guinea

LCSH: Trobriand Islanders

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