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Critical Survey of Studies on the Anthropology of Nias, by P. Suzuki (auth.)

By P. Suzuki (auth.)

The objective of this bibliography is to function a medium for informing these in regards to the contents of books and articles that have to this point seemed facing the above-mentioned 3 cultures. Anthropology here's utilized in its widest experience: actual anthropology, ethnology, cultural anthropology, archaeology and ethno­ background. l In view of the truth that Kennedy's bibliography has lately been pointed out to date,2 a couple of phrases of rationalization to justify this bibliography are important. This paintings makes an attempt at completeness, that's to claim, the goods (especially present in missionary journals) which were neglected via those that did the sumptuous task of revising Ken­ nedy's bibliography, were integrated right here. merely these goods which the current compiler used to be unable to pay money for were left unannotated. In different phrases approximately each merchandise in this article has been learn or skimmed via. in addition these items that have infrequently any price or relevance to those cultures yet which, none the fewer, are chanced on indexed in Kennedy (e. g. Buys lower than Nias) were precluded from attention the following. Likewise these (few) articles facing glossy advancements that have been exposed were in this article to boot, opposite to the coverage taken by way of the compilers of Kennedy's revised version. understand that the debt one owes to those compilers for one of these paintings as this - certainly for nearly any learn which one undertakes facing Indonesia - is untold.

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Deals with the political division of Nias and the slave trade. The 1st and 2nd editions (1783, 1784 respectively) do not include this piece on Nias. , 1901, Met de gouvernementsstoomer 'Zwaluw' naar Zuid-Nias en de Nako-eilanden. EH 27: 568-73, 580--84, 598-600, 613-18 plus 15 photographs. Gives good descriptions of villages visited, sculpture work and wedding ceremony witnessed. , 1889, Contes de Nias. Annales de L'Extreme Orient et de l' Afrique (Paris) 10: 291-99. Six stories fall under this article; all of these stories were previously published by Sundermann (Sundermann 1887).

Comes to the conclusion that the latter represents the lasara (the dragon figure) and the snake. Provides detailed close-ups of these figures. , 1932, Das Mundtrommelchen oder: Der Affe und die Landschildkrote. Der Fisch und das Haus. Zwei Marchen aus Nias. (Verlag des Missionshauses, Barmen) 24 pp. Two Nias fables in German. Luthersche Zending, 1937, Mateo. (Luthersche Zending, Batu eilanden) 64 pp. Mimeographed. The Gospel of St. Matthew in Nias. LUYKS, W. A. , 1939, Het dooden van buiten echt geboren kinderen op Nias.

AMZ 49: 15-27, 33--44, 65-73, 105-12, 142-51. g. wedding ceremony, polygyny, divorce, etc. GINKEL, A. T. VAN, 1936, Nota van den assistent-resident A. T. ). Ab 38: 419-39. An important article treating the organization and administration of the Batu islands and giving an historical account of the native political system. Rejects theory that Batu was originally settled by the Buginese. Discusses effect of Dutch administrative policy upon political structure and lists suggestions for improvement.

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