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Bwenaado: An Ethnolexicological Study of a Culturally Salient Word in Cemuhi (New Caledonia)

Peeters, Bert; Lecompte-Van Poucke, Margo


Ever since people have come together in communities, they have felt the need to regulate and control their relationships with members of other groups. One way of building and maintaining a stable society is by sharing wealth. New Caledonia has developed its own unique system of exchange, referred to as la coutume by its French-speaking inhabitants and by the Melanesian part of the population, which also uses indigenous terms that have relatively high cultural visibility and can thus be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Studies in Ethnopragmatics, Cultural Semantics, and Intercultural Communication: Meaning and Culture
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-32-9975-7_7


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