Taiwan Aborigine Monograph Sreies 2.

 

THE SONGS OF THE ANCESTORS

A Comparative Study of Bashiic Folklore

DEZSO BENEDEK

1991
Southern Materials Center, Inc.
Taipei, ROC

 

ISBN 957-638-057-X


Contents

Preface xiii
Note on Language, Transcription, and Translation xiii
 
Part 1: The Bashiic Cultures of Irala, Ivatan, and Itbayat
General Location, Name, and Cultural Affiliation
Climate
Population
Subsistence
Farming
Fishing
Manufactures
Scheduling
Cooperation
Size of Organized Groups
Social and Political Organization
Marriage
Ownership
Leadership
Territoriality
Ceremonial Life
Belief System

Geography and Climate
Subsistence
Contact with the West
The Cultural Split
Batanes Folklore

Jar Burials
Glass Beads
Bashiic Linguistic Affinities
Intercomprehension
Wind Names in Irala and Itbayat
Belief Systems
Magic
Taboo
Diviners
The Belief Systems of the Batanes Cultures

Magic, Ritual, Taboo, and Myth

Part 2: Analysis of Bashiic Narratives

Part 3: Bashiic Narratives