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Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China$
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Stevan Harrell

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520219885

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520219885.001.0001

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Names and Genealogies among the Nuosu of Liangshan

Names and Genealogies among the Nuosu of Liangshan

(p.81) Chapter 5 Names and Genealogies among the Nuosu of Liangshan
Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Ma Erzi

University of California Press

This chapter gives a thorough review of the Nuosu naming system. It shows how clan names, birth-order names, and personal names serve to place individuals into the matrix of social organization in which they will live their lives.

Keywords:   Nuosu naming system, clan names, social organization, birth-order names

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