Nimmo, Harry. Reflections on Bajau History

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

Title: Reflections on Bajau History

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Philippine studies -- Vol. 16, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher Philippine studies -- Vol. 16, no. 1 Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press. 1968. 32-59 p. maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication H. Arlo Nimmo

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Sama-Bajau (OA08)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Historical reconstruction (174); Mythology (773); Traditional history (173); Identification (101); Cultural identity and pride (186); History (175); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Inter-community relations (628); Settlement patterns (361); Boats (501); Dwellings (342); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Population (161); Buying and selling (432); Religious and educational structures (346); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This essay provides insights on Sama-Bajau origin myths and traditions, and their recent transition from fulltime boat-dwellers to land-dwellers. While underscoring the popularity of a legend that they came from a distant place to the west, the author combines linguistic and historical data to argue that Sama-Bajau origin stories and identity be contextualized in their historical interactions with neighboring ethnic groups, including other boat-dwelling peoples of the region. The switch to a settled, terrestrial lifestyle is attributed to the establishment of fish-purchasing enterprises (mostly owned by Chinese) and of mosques and churches that led to a rapid development of associated village communities and towns.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. oa08-004

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-59)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1963, 1965-1967

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 Anthropologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 800-1967

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tawi-Tawi province, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Bajau (Southeast Asian people)


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