Senfft, Arno, 1864-1909. Ethnographic contributions concerning the Caroline Islands of Yap

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Title: Ethnographic contributions concerning the Caroline Islands of Yap

Published in: Doktor A. Petermann's Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt -- Vol. 49

Published By: Doktor A. Petermann's Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt -- Vol. 49 Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1903. HRAF ms: 1-39 p. [original: 49-60, 83-87 p.]: ill.

By line: Arno Senfft

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

Culture: Yapese (OR22)

Subjects: Culture summary (105); Personality traits (157); Fishing (226); Tillage (241); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Normal garb (291); Body alterations (304); Paint and dye manufacture (386); Dance (535); Etiquette (576); Illegal entertainment (548); Castes (564); Instigation of war (721); Menstruation (841);

Abstract: This article, written by a member of the German Colonial Government then in political control of Yap and surrounding islands, gives a concise and thorough coverage of the basic aspects of Yap ethnography, with primary emphasis on the material culture of the people. Data of a unique nature may be found in this article, particularly in relation to the following: warfare, class structure, artificial deformation, personal names, prostitution, stimulants and narcotics, etiquette, dancing and games, domestic animals, streets and houses, political organization, trade, money, weights and measures, numeration, and native industries.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: or22-005

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English translation from German

Note: Translation of: [Ethnographische Beiträge über die Karolineninsel Yap]. Translated from the German in 1942 for the Yale Cross-Cultural Survey in connection with the Navy Pacific Islands Handbook Project.

Field Date: 1900

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1963, 1967

Coverage Date: 1900

Coverage Place: Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia

LCSH: Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap (Micronesia)

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