Alaima Talu, M.. Being I-Kiribati

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Title: Being I-Kiribati

Published in: Kiribati: a changing atoll culture, edited by Leonard Mason

Published By: Kiribati: a changing atoll culture, edited by Leonard Mason [Suva, Fiji]: Institute of Pacific Studies of University of the South Pacific. 1985. 1-15 p. ill.

By line: Sr. M. Alaima Talu ; photographs by Tony Whincup

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2018. Computer File

Culture: Kiribati (OR06)

Subjects: Location (131); Topography and geology (133); Community structure (621); Community councils (623); Arboriculture (245); External trade (439); Diet (262); Normal garb (291); Mats and basketry (285); Music (533); Dance (535); External relations (648); Acculturation and culture contact (177);

Abstract: This document discusses what it means to be I-Kiribati (native to Kiribati). The focus is on the unique experiences of the Kiribati as residents of widely dispersed atolls surrounded by a vast ocean. These include the centrality of village councils in governing local affairs, and an increasing reliance on imported food and remittance from migrant workers. For maps, glossary, and bibliography see Mason (1985).

Document Number: 15

Document ID: or06-015

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1982-1985

Evaluation: Clergyman/Native-4, 5

Analyst: Teferi Abate Adem ; 2016

Coverage Date: 1325-1985

Coverage Place: Kiribati (Gilbert) Islands, Republic of Kiribati

LCSH: Kiribati--Social life and customs//Kiribati--Social conditions


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