Man, Edward Horace, 1846-1929. The Nicobar Islands and their people

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Nicobar Islands and their people

Published By: Original publisher Guildford, Eng.: Printed and pub. For the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland by Billings and Sons. 1932. x, 186 p., plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Edward Horace Man ... compiled posthumously from papers in the R.A.I. Journal and the Indian antiquary, and from notes prepared for publication before his death; with a Memoir, contributed by Sir David Prain

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Nicobarese (AZ07)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Place names (103); Reviews and critiques (114); Population (161); Arboriculture (245); Diet (262); Internal trade (438); External trade (439); Navigation (502); Personal names (551); Naming (553); Marriage (580); External relations (648); Sorcery (754); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mourning (765); Religious beliefs (770); Missions (797); Numeration (802); Weights and measures (804); Ordering of time (805); Childbirth (844); Infant care (854);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This classic ethnography of the Nicobar Islands was written by the British government official, Edward Horace Mann, who conducted several tours of duty on the Nicobar Islands between 1871 and 1875, with additional trips in 1879, 1885, 1888, and 1894. Mann was also in charge of carrying out the 1901 census. The work covers a wide range of topics including demography, geography, somatology, native-foreigner interactions and relations, trade, medicine, kin terms, dress, emotional expressions, houses, pottery, bark cloth, canoes, reckoning of time and distance, calendrics, navigation, numeration and arithmetic, vocabulary and grammar, coconut trade, diet, childbirth and childcare, marriage, funerals and memorial ceremonies, religious beliefs, sorcery, and personal names and naming. The final chapter focuses on the Shompen people who inhabit the interior of Great Nicobar Island.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. az07-001

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: "In ... [the author's] work he was for many years helped by his sister, who has here brought together the material in a new form, with some assistance in the matter of arrangement and revision."--p. v. Includes bibliographical references (p. 184)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1871-1901

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Government official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1871-1901

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Nicobar Islands, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ethnology--India--Nicobar Islands//Nicobar Islands (India)--Description and travel


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