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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Endicott, Kirk M.
Batek Negrito religion: the world-view and rituals of a
hunting and gathering people of Peninsular Malaysia
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford ; New York: Clarendon Press ; Oxford University
Press. 1979. xiv, 234 p.,  leaves of plates ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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);
Linguistic identification (197);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Settlement patterns (361);
General character of religion (771);
Spirits and gods (776);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph describes and analysizes the religious
beliefs of the Semang, a group of nomadic hunting-gethering people who live in the forests
of Malaysia. Basing himself on extensive ethnographic fieldwork among a small subgroup of
Semang called Batek Negritos, the author shows that religion gives meaning and values to
their lives and reassures them that the way they live is right for them and is in harmony
with the forces of nature.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-225) and
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.
Teferi Abate Adem ;2006
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Batek (Malaysian people)--Religion/Semang (Malaysian