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

Peeters, Bert; Lecompte-Van Poucke, Margo

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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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/216021
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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