Müller, Wilhelm. Yap

Table of Contents

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General Part

I. History

Ii. Geography

Iii. The Natives

Iv. The Language

Detailed Part

I. Clothing, Ornaments, Tattooing

1. Clothing

2. Ornaments: “ Nūn□ ”

3. Tattooing

Ii. Acquisition And Preparation Of Food


2. Animal Food

3. Luxuries

4. Preparation Of Food

5. Fishing

A) Spear Fishing: Ūp N□g

B) Hook-and-line Fishing: □ L˘eg

C. Fishing With Weirs And Weir-baskets

D) Fishing With Nets

□ Hand-nets

Β) Dragnets And Anchored Nets

E) Special Methods Of Fishing

A. Catching Flying Fish

B. Fishing For □˘il˘ev□

Iii. Crafts And Trade

1. Work And Handicrafts

A) Cutting Tools

B) Chopping Tools

C) Woodworking

D) Polishing And Drilling

E) Fibers

F) Ropemaking

G) Knotting Techniques

H) Sewing

I) Plaiting

K) Weaving

L) Preparation Of Dyestuffs And Dyeing

M) Pottery

2. Way Of Counting, Measures, Money

A) Counting

B) Measures

C) Money

Iv. House And Village Layout

1. The House ( Nă□n )

A) Family House

B) Secondary Buildings

C) The Clubhouse, “ Fāl□ ”

D) The Council House, P□-v□

E) Digression On Word Forms

F) Magic During Housebuilding

2. House Furnishings

3. Plastic Arts

4. Village Layout

V. Canoe ( □ù ) (1)

1. Raft

2. Outrigger

3. On The History Of The Outrigger

4. Canoe Forms

6. Magic During Canoe-building

Vi. Weapons And Warfare

1. Weapons

A) Clubs

B) Daggers

C) Hand-ring

D) Spears

E) Throwing Stick

F) Slings

G) Helmet

2. Warfare

Vii. Games ( G˘osg□s ) And Toys

1. Contests

2. Weapon Games

3. Catching Games

4. Miscellaneous Games

5. Board Game

6. String Games

I. Solo Games

A. Single Figures

B. Figure Series

Ii. Games For Two

A. Single Figures

B. Figure Series

Iii. Tricks

Viii. Society And Family

1. Totemism

2. Family

3. Political Community

Summary Of The Y˘eg□m 1

4. Legal Conditions

5. Celebrations, Dances, And Songs

6. Burial

Ix. Science

1. Medicine

2. Time Reckoning

3. Astronomy, Navigation, Geography

A) Names Of Stars

B) Navigation

C) Magic In Connection With Navigation

D. Drifting Off Course

E. Geographical Knowledge

X. Religion, Magic

1. The Gods Of Heaven

2. Human Destiny

3. Vegetation Gods

A) Y˘o˙năl□v

Α. The Month Of Dŭn□m Nū Rīk□n

Β. Month Of Dŭn□m Nŭ Gătš□p□r

Γ. Month Of U ˘onē□n

Δ. Month Of L□˙n

Ε. Month Of Mb˘in

Ζ. Month Of Fěk ˘e Vŭt

Ŋ. Month Of Mă□ā□'g

Θ. Month Of T˘or˘o˙nr□˙n

I. Month Of Tšīf

□-γ. The Three-month Period “ Gū ”

B) Mŭl (˙nŭl)

Α. Month Of Dŭn□m

Β. Month Of Dŭn□m N˘i G□

Γ. Month Of Măt□ ˙nă□n□m

Δ. Month Of Ăr□ Nū Rīk□n.

Ε. Month Of F˘ek ˘e□iv (or Mā□v)

Ζ. Month Of Fă˙n□t˘s

Η. Month Of Mă□ā□g Nū Māk□

Η A. Month Of Mă□ā□'g Nū M˘or˘ov□

Θ. Month Of Mădā□'g Nū Māp

Ι. Month Of Tš˘ef Nū M˘or˘ov□

Χ. Month Of Gū Nū U ˘onē□n

Λ. Month Of Gū Nū L□˙n

Μ. Month Of Gū Nū Māk□

C) Tāmā□r

Α. Dŭn□m

Β. Mb˘in

Γ. □ŭ□māf□˙n.

Ε. Ătš˘o˙ng□l

Ζ. Gŭmănă□'tš,

D) Mădāv□l And M□găr˘og□

E) U ˘e□˘er□

Α. V□˘ev□.

Β. Tăfāg□f

Γ. Māk□n.

Ζ Rīr

Ε Măărŭ˚n□g

Ξ Ūl□ (ăl˘o U □)

Η. Tsef

Θ. Mă□ā□'g

□. M˘o□ū

Μ. Mărāgg□l

F. Āv˘er□g

G) The Cult In Southern Yap

H. The Cult In ˙nūl□

I. Magic

K) Demonism

□. Omens And Portents

M) Possession

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Publication Information


Title: Yap

Published By: Hamburg: L. Friederichsen & Co., 1917. HRAF ms: xii, 621 p. [original: xviii, 380 p.]: ill., map

By line: Wilhelm Müller

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

Culture: Yapese (OR22)

Subjects: Place names (103); Fishing (226); Vegetable production (244); Food preparation (252); Diet (262); Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276); Cordage (283); Mats and basketry (285); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Normal garb (291); Ornament (301); Body alterations (304); Ceramic technology (323); Dwellings (342); Public structures (344); Recreational structures (345); Paint and dye manufacture (386); Weapons (411); General tools (412); Utensils (415); Medium of exchange (436); Boats (501); Games (524); Visual arts (5311); Dance (535); Clans (614); Military organization (701);

Abstract: This monograph presents a meticulously detailed and well-rounded ethnography of the Yap people, with a slightly greater emphasis on material culture then on social structure and organization. The monograph is divided into two parts, the first of which presents general information on culture history, geography, the native population and the Yap language, while the second deals in more detail with such aspects as clothing, ornaments and tattooing, foods and their preparation, crafts and trade, numeration, measures, money, house construction and village layout, the canoe, weapons and warfare, games and toys, society and family, science and religion. The work is well illustrated with many plates and figures. The bibliography has not been translated into English. An additional glossary of native words has been added for the benefit of the researcher.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: or22-006

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English translation from German

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

Field Date: 1909-1910

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 1964-1965

Coverage Date: 1909-1910

Coverage Place: Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia

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


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