Armstrong, John M.
Ralik-Ratak (Marshall Islands):
Hamburg: Friederichsen, De Gruyter and Co., 1938. HRAF ms: xii, 1-438
By line: Augustin Krämer and Hans Nevermann
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2010. Computer File
External relations (648);
External trade (439);
Linguistic identification (197);
Descriptive somatology (142);
Topography and geology (133);
Verbal arts (5310);
Special garments (292);
Food preparation (252);
Internal trade (438);
Musical instruments (534);
This source, by two ethnologists, is a general survey of Marshallese
culture. A long portion of the work is devoted to the history of the area, and
the geography of the islands. There are sections dealing with material culture,
social structure, economic life, and religion, as well as a number of legends.
Considerable use is made of the published works of other authors.
Document ID: or11-002
English translation from German
Translation of: [Ralik-Ratak (Marshall
Translated from the German by Charles Brant and
John M. Armstrong in 1942 for the Yale Cross-Cultural Survey in connection with
the Navy Pacific Islands Handbook Project.
James R. Leary ; 1961