Thompson, Laura. Southern Lau, Fiji: an ethnography

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Introduction

Scope And Method

Language

Acknowledgments

Physical Types And Dress

Geography

Kambara

Tokalau

Lomatchi

Nggalinggali

Undu

Wangava

Namuka

Mothe

Fulanga

Muanaithake

Muanaira

Naivindamu

Ongea

Western And Tongan Influences

Social Organization

Social Groups

Kinship Groups

The Phratry

The Land Phratry

The Chiefs' Phratry

The Chiefs' Carpenters

Lemaki Carpenters

The Sea People

The Clan

The Subclan

The Family

Local Groups

The Chiefdom

The Village

Tokalau

Lomatchi

Nggalinggali

Undu

Nawatchia

Nasau

Korotolu

Muanaithake

Muanaira

Naivindamu

Naithulaianga

Rank

Clan Titles

High Chief

The Island Chief

Assistants To The Chief

Rank Within The Clan

Marriage And Relationship

Marriage

Cross-cousin Marriage

Descent And Residence

Adoption

Illegitimate Children

Relationship Terms

Behavior Between Relatives

Cross Cousins

Brothers, Sisters, And Parallel Cousins

Parents And Children

Grandparents And Grandchildren

Veivungoni And Vasu

Social Ceremonial

Presentation Of Gifts

First Fruits

Kava Ceremony

Feasts

Ceremonial Exchanges

Meke

War Dances

Sitting Dance

Fan Dance

Modern Dances

Games 2

Dart Throwing

Vakatalolovo

Vakandovu

Jackstraws

Contests

Boxing

String Figures

Other Games

Chief's Installation

Chief's Reception

Life Crises Ceremonies 4

Pregnancy

Childbirth 5

Boys' Puberty

Girls' Puberty

Betrothal

Marriage

Death

Death Of The High Chief

Death Of An Island Chief

Death Of A Young Man

Death Of An Infant

Death Of An Old Woman

Disposal Of The Body

Food For The Dead

Memorials

Warfare

Religion

Cult Of The Land People

Ancestor Worship

The Priesthood

The God House

Purification

The Double Soul

Abode Of The Dead

Secret Societies

Nanga

Luve Ni Wai

Economic Life

Property

Land Scarcity

Land Ownership And Inheritance

Moveable Property

Incorporeal Property

Incarnations

Organization Of Labor

Calendar Of The Year

Subsistence 6

Food Gathering

Fishing

Fishing With Nets

Fishing With Spears

Fishing With Hook And Line

Fish Stupifying

Fish Trapping

Fishponds

Shell Fishing

Mbalolo

Lobsters

Squid Luring

Turtle Fishing

Poisonous Fish

Hunting

Pigs

Goats

Wild Fowl

Animal Husbandry

Pigs

Domestic Fowl

Dogs And Cats

Turtles

Gardening

Garden Produce

Manioc

Sweet Potatoes

Yams

Sugar Cane

Maize, Cabbage, Onions

Fruit Trees

Coconut

Breadfruit

Bananas

Papaya

Non-food Plants

Pandanus

Tobacco

Fragrant Plants

Preparation Of Food

Fire Making

Steaming

Roasting

Boiling In Pots

Stone Boiling

Sweet Puddings

Preserving

Preparation Of Bush Food

Men's Crafts

House Building

Dwelling Houses

Tongan House Type

House Furnishings

Vale Lolova Kathukathu

High Rectangular Houses

Low Rectangular Houses

Men's Houses

Kitchen Huts

Oven Shelters

Garden Houses

Temporary Shelters

Canoe Shelters

Chicken Coops

Sennit

Canoes

Sailing Canoe

Canoe Census

Navigation

Construction

Paddling Canoes

Double Canoes

Sauthoko

Tambetembete

Woodwork

Wooden Bowls

Headrests

Musical Instruments

Kava Cup

Weapons

Baskets

Women's Crafts

Barkcloth

Distribution Of The Craft

Organization Of The Work

The Fijian Method

The Tongan Method

Mats

Pandanus-leaf Mats

Coconut-leaf Mats

Baskets

Coconut Oil

Netting And Rope

Fishlines

Fishnets

Turtle Nets

Rope

Liquid Containers

Economic Exchange

Types Of Exchange

Kerekere

Solevu

Tribute

Payment For Services

Vasu And Tauvu

Barter

Interisland Trade

Native Trade Goods

Kambara

Namuka

Mothe

Fulanga

Ongea

Imported Trade Goods

Traders

Conclusion

Archaeological Sites

Fortresses

Naisevou

Nakorovusa

Ndelaioloi

Nakaka

Nakoro

Thaukenaloa

Ndengei

Korombalavu

Hamlets

Nawarowaro

Vakawangga

Nambakua

Burials

Burial Caves

Isolated Burials

Cemeteries

Isolated House Mounds

Other Sites

Sacred Places

Gaming Grounds

Canoe Builders' Pit

Fishponds

Cannibal Earth Oven

Shell Mounds

Potters' Clay Site

Stone Quarries

Publication Information

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Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.

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

Title: Southern Lau, Fiji: an ethnography

Published By: Original publisher Honolulu, Hawaii: Bernice P. Bishop Museum. 1940. iv, 228 p., 5 plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Laura Thompson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Lau Fijians (OQ06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kin groups (610);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This monograph focuses on social structure, and to a lesser extent, religion. Portions of the work deal with the life cycle, games, housing and other aspects of material culture, geography, and archaeology. A section of the work by a field assistant, Bernard Tueting, records subsistence patterns.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. oq06-002

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: Includes bibliographical references (p. 244)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1933-1934

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. James R. Leary ; 1959

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

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Fijians

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