Pregnancy, birth and miscarriage among the inhabitants of Sakhalin Island (Gilyak and Ainu)
Anthropos • 5 • Published In 1910 • Pages: 756-774
By: Pilsudski, Bronislaw.
AbstractThis document, written from the field experiences of the author over a ten year period among the Ainu and Gilyak of Sakhalin Island, presents a comprehensive study of various aspects of reproduction among the Ainu. Data covered in the document pertain to women's status, pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal care of woman and child, native ideas about conception, miscarriage, abortion, twin births, beliefs about sterility, menstruation and menopause. In addition to a thorough coverage of the above aspects, there is additional information to be found in these pages on various medical practices and religious beliefs connected with childbirth.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- East Asia
- Document Type
- John Beierle ; 1965
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Sakhalin Island, Japan
- [by] Bronislaw Pilsudski
- Translation of:[Schwangerschaft, entbindung und fehlgeburt bei den bewohnern der Insel Sachalin (Gilyaken und Ainu)]
- Pages 756-762, dealing with the Gilyak, were not translated.
- Translated from the German for the Human Relations Area Files by Richard Neuse in 1965