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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
In the Nicobar Islands: the record of a lengthy sojourn in
islands of sunshine & palms amongst a people primitive in their habits & beliefs
& simple in their manner of living, with a description of their customs & religious
ceremonies & an accout of their superstitions, traditions, & folklore
Published By: Original publisher
London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited. 1924. 276 p.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
George Whitehead … With a preface by Sir Richard C.
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Vegetable production (244);
Normal garb (291);
Internal trade (438);
External trade (439);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
External relations (648);
Spirits and gods (776);
Infant care (854);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an early and fairly comprehensive ethnography by a
British traveler, covering a broad range of topics in varying degrees of detail. Specific
themes include geography, climate, history, fauna, settlements, names and naming,
temperament, work ethic, encounters with British officials, dress, houses, diet,
hospitality, trade, agriculture, canoes and canoe racing, dancing, childbirth, child care,
spirits, "witch doctors," sickness, the "harvest festival" and annual trading excursion to
Chowra Island, "devil murderers," funerals, "ossuary feasts," language, and folk
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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
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).
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,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nicobar Islands (India)--Description and travel