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Pregnancy, birth and miscarriage among the inhabitants of Sakhalin Island (Gilyak and Ainu)

Anthropos5 • Published In 1910 • Pages: 756-774

By: Pilsudski, Bronislaw.

Abstract
This 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.
Subjects
Childbirth
Magic
Cult of the dead
Difficult and unusual births
Sacred objects and places
Conception
Prayers and sacrifices
Postnatal care
Abortion and infanticide
Conception
culture
Ainu
HRAF PubDate
2009
Region
Asia
Sub Region
East Asia
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1965
Coverage Date
1895-1905
Coverage Place
Sakhalin Island, Japan
Notes
[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
LCCN
07021775
LCSH
Ainu