The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byR. G Latham

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIES IN ASIA. ADEN. THE MONGOLIAN VARIETY. THE MONOSYLLABIC LANGUAGES.--HONG KONG.--THE TENASSERIM PROVINCES; MAUL MEIN, YE, TAVOY, TENASSERIM, THE MERGUI ARCHIPELAGO. THE MON, SIAMESE, AVANS, KARIENS, AND SILONG.--ARACAN.--MUGS, KHYENS.--CHITTAGONG, TIPPERA, AND SYLHET. KUKI.--KASIA.--CACHARS.--ASSAM.--NAGAS. SINGPHO. JILI.--KAMTI.--MISHIMI.--ABORS AND BOR-ABORS. DUFLA.--AKA.--MUTTUKS AND MIRI, AND OTHER TRIBES OF THE VALLEY OF ASSAM. THE GARO. CLASSIFICATION.--MR. BROWN'S TABLES. THE BODO. DHIMAL.--KOCCH.--LEPOHAS OF SIK KIM.--RAW AT OF KUMAON. POLYANDRIA.--THE TAMULIAN POPULATIONS.--RAJMAHALI MOUNTAINEERS.--KULIS, KHONDS, OOANDS, CHENCHWARS.--TUDAS, ETC.--BHILS.--WARALIS.--THE TAMUL, TELINGA, KANARA AND MALAYALIM LANGUAGES. Aden.--The ethnology of the Arab stock would fill a volume. It is sufficient to state that the British political dependency of Aden is, ethnologically, an Arab town. Far more important possessions direct our attention towards India. Nevertheless, there are certain preliminaries to its ethnology. MONGOLIAN FORM.--CHINESE LANGUAGE. 93 Mongolia and China--each of these countries illustrates an important ethnological phenomenon. The first is a physical one. Cheekbones that project outwards, a broad and flat face, a depressed nose, an oblique eye, a somewhat slanting insertion of the teeth, a scanty beard, an undersized frame, and a tawny or yellow skin, characterise the Mongol of Mongolia. The second is a philological one. A comparative absence of grammatical inflexions, and a disproportionate preponderance of monosyllabic words, characterise the language of China. So much for the simple elementary facts; the former of which will be spoken of under the designation of Mongolian conformation; the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIES IN ASIA. ADEN. THE MONGOLIAN VARIETY. THE MONOSYLLABIC LANGUAGES.--HONG KONG.--...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217348548

ISBN - 13:9780217348546

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