Concerning the Carolines Island of Yap
Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Erkunde zu Berlin • 28 • Published In 1901 • Pages: HRAF ms: 1-20 [original: 62-76 ]
By: Volkens, G..
AbstractThis article, although presenting a fairly good study of Yap geography, is disappointing in its superficial treatment of the ethnography of the Yapese people. Most of the cultural data revolves around various aspects of the material culture, (which incidentally has been dealt with far more adequately in other sources in this file), with little information on social organization except in a brief passage on slavery and a reference to the division of Yap into political districts. The author does present some data on the physical aspects of the population and their 'supposed' racial affinities. Along these lines he suggests an unsubstantiated theory to the effect that the Yapese people may have originated from the east, '… even from America …' (p. 8), instead of the Malayan area which was the current theory at the time.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Document Type
- Natural Scientist-5
- John Beierle ; 1969
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia
- G. Volkens
- Translation of: [über die Karolinen-Insel Yap]
- Translated from the German in 1942 for the Yale Cross-Cultural Survey in connection with the Navy Pacific Islands Handbook Project
- Yapese (Micronesian people)/Yap (Micronesia)