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Yoshihiko Amino

Yoshihiko Amino was a Japanese Marxist historian and public intellectual, perhaps most singularly known for his novel examination of medieval Japanese history. Although little of Aminos work has been published in the West, Japanese writers and historians of Japan regard Amino as one of the most important Japanese historians of the twentieth century. Some of Aminos findings are now available in English, in a very lively and personal account of how he came to reverse many conventional ideas about Japanese history.

John Andaman

John Andaman or Jack Andaman was the name given to an Andaman native who was taken captive aboard a British navy ship near Interview Island on a survey of the Andaman Islands under Frederic J. Mouat. He was taken to Calcutta and returned to the place of his capture when ill health began to torment him. It has been suggested that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle described Tonga, an Andamanese native character, in his 1890 novel The Sign of Four based on Mouats description of John Andaman.

Austro-Tai languages

The Austro-Tai languages, sometimes also Austro-Thai languages, are a proposed language family that includes the Austronesian languages spoken in Taiwan, Maritime Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Madagascar, as well as the Kra–Dai languages spoken in Mainland Southeast Asia. Related proposals include Austric Wilhelm Schmidt in 1906 and Sino-Austronesian Laurent Sagart in 1990, 2005.

Band society

A band society, sometimes called a camp or, in older usage, a horde, is the simplest form of human society. A band generally consists of a small kin group, no larger than an extended family or clan. The general consensus of modern anthropology sees the average number of members of a social band at the simplest level of foraging societies with generally a maximum size of 30 to 50 people.

Bumiputera (Malaysia)

Bumiputera or Bumiputra is a term used in Malaysia to describe Malays and other indigenous peoples of Malaysia or Southeast Asia. The term is sometimes controversial, and has similar usage in the Malay world, used similarly in Indonesia and Brunei. The term is derived from the Sanskrit and later absorbed into the classical Malay word bhumiputra, which can be translated literally as "son of the land" or "son of the soil". In Indonesia, this term is known as "Pribumi". In the 1970s, the Malaysian government implemented policies designed to favour bumiputras including affirmative action in pu ...

Census of India prior to independence

The Census of India prior to independence was conducted periodically from 1865 onward to 1947. The censuses were primarily concerned with administration and faced numerous problems in their design and conduct ranging from absence of house numbering in hamlets to cultural objections on various grounds to dangers posed by wild animals to census personnel. The censuses were designed more for social engineering and to further the British for governance rather than to uncover the underlying structure of the population. The sociologist Michael Mann says that the census exercise was "more telling ...


ⓘ Ethnology

  • Ethnology from the Greek: ἔθνος, ethnos meaning nation is the branch of anthropology that compares and analyzes the characteristics of different peoples
  • 2012. Official website ANTHROPOLOGY JOURNALS - Ethnology Introduction, Ethnology s Intellectual Focus, Ethnology in Intellectual Space, and References
  • The Bureau of American Ethnology or BAE, originally, Bureau of Ethnology was established in 1879 by an act of Congress for the purpose of transferring
  • Museum of Ethnology may refer to: National Museum of Ethnology Japan National Museum of Ethnology Netherlands National Museum of Ethnology Portugal
  • The National Museum of Ethnology 国立民族学博物館, Kokuritsu Minzoku - gaku Hakubutsukan is one of the major museums in Japan. It is Japan s largest research
  • The Weltmuseum Wien former Museum of Ethnology in Vienna is the largest anthropological museum in Austria, established in 1876. It currently resides
  • The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology Vietnamese: Bảo tàng Dan toc hoc Viet Nam is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognised
  • The American Ethnological Society AES is the oldest professional anthropological association in the United States. Albert Gallatin and John Russell Bartlett
  • The National Museum of Ethnology Portuguese: Museu Nacional de Etnologia is an ethnology museum in Lisbon, Portugal. The museum holds in its collections