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The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies   By: (1812-1888)

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THE ETHNOLOGY OF THE BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIES.

BY R. G. LATHAM, M.D., F.R.S., CORRESPONDING MEMBER TO THE ETHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY, NEW YORK, ETC. ETC.

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LONDON: JOHN VAN VOORST, PATERNOSTER ROW.

M.DCCC.LI.

LONDON: Printed by SAMUEL BENTLEY and CO., Bangor House, Shoe Lane.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

DEPENDENCIES IN EUROPE. PAGE Heligoland and the Frisians. Gibraltar and the Spanish Stock. Malta. The Ionian Islands. The Channel Islands. 1

CHAPTER II.

DEPENDENCIES IN AFRICA.

The Gambia Settlements. Sierra Leone. The Gold Coast. The Cape. The Mauritius. The Negroes of America. 34

CHAPTER III.

BRITISH COLONIES AND DEPENDENCIES IN ASIA.

Aden. The Mongolian Variety. The Monosyllabic Languages. Hong Kong. The Tenasserim Provinces; Maulmein, Ye, Tavoy, Tenasserim, the Mergui Archipelago. The Môn, Siamese, Avans, Kariens, and Silong. Arakhan. Mugs, Khyens. Chittagong, Tippera, and Sylhet. Kuki. Kasia. Cachars. Assam. Nagas. Singpho. Jili. Khamti. Mishimi. Abors and Bor Abors. Dufla. Aka. Muttucks and Miri, and other Tribes of the Valley of Assam. The Garo. Classification. Mr. Brown's Tables. The Bodo. Dhimal. Kocch. Lepchas of Sikkim. Rawat of Kumaon. Polyandria. The Tamulian Populations. Rajmahali Mountaineers. Kúlis, Khonds, Goands, Chenchwars. Tudas, &c. Bhils. Waralis. The Tamul, Telinga, Kanara, and Malayalam Languages. 92

CHAPTER IV.

The Sanskrit Language. Its Relations to certain Modern Languages of India; to the Slavonic and Lithuanic of Europe. Inferences. Brahminism of the Puranas. Of the Institutes of Menu. Extract. Of the Vedas. Extract. Inferences. The Hindús. Sikhs. Biluchi. Afghans. Wandering Tribes. Miscellaneous Populations. Ceylon. Buddhism. Devil worship. Vaddahs. 150

CHAPTER V.

British Dependencies in the Malayan Peninsula. The Oceanic Stock and its Divisions. The Malay, Semang, and Dyak Types. The Orang Binua. Jakuns. The Biduanda Kallang. The Orang Sletar. The Sarawak Tribes. The New Zealanders. The Australians. The Tasmanians. 203

CHAPTER VI.

DEPENDENCIES IN AMERICA.

The Athabaskans of the Hudson's Bay Country. The Algonkin Stock. The Iroquois. The Sioux. Assineboins. The Eskimo. The Kolúch. The Nehanni. Digothi. The Atsina. Indians of British Oregon, Quadra's and Vancouver's Island. Haidah. Chimsheyan. Billichula. Hailtsa. Nutka. Atna. Kitunaha Indians. Particular Algonkin Tribes. The Nascopi. The Bethuck. Numerals from Fitz Hugh Sound. The Moskito Indians. South American Indians of British Guiana... Continue reading book >>




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