Names and Genealogies among the Nuosu of Liangshan

Ma Erzi

in Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780520219885
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520935259 | DOI:
Names and Genealogies among the Nuosu of Liangshan

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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

Chapter.  4983 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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