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Ndumba Folk Biology and General Principles of Ethnobotanical Classification and Nomenclature
Faculty Publications
  • Terence E. Hays, Rhode Island College
Document Type
Article
Department (Manual Entry)
Dept. of Anthropology
Date of Original Version
9-1-1983
Abstract

Brent Berlin's proposed "general principles of classification and nomenclature" are examined as they apply to folk biology in Ndumba, a Papua New Guinea hzghlands society. Focusing on Ndumba folk zoology, supplemented with a previous analysis of their folk botany, Berlin's analytical schema for ethnobiological classification is supported, but principles of nomenclature in ethnobiology appear to be in need of reconsideration.

Citation Information
Terence E. Hays. "Ndumba Folk Biology and General Principles of Ethnobotanical Classification and Nomenclature" (1983)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/terence_hays/13/