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Kinship and affinal relations among the Karo of North Sumatra

Singarimbun, Masri


The anthropological study of the Indonesian peoples is far from complete. Compared with what has been done in other areas, namely Africa, India, Australia, Melanesia and Polynesia, the state of the ethnography of the Indonesian peoples in general has been described by the doyen Dutch anthropologist, Fischer (1952: 57-8), as 'embarrassing'. This, to a certain extent, holds also true for the Batak, especially for the Karo, Simelungun and Pakpak. In addition to the various general...[Show more]

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Date published: 1965-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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