The Fijians A Study of the Decay of Custom
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The Fijians A Study of the Decay of Custom

By Basil Thomson
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  • THE FIJIANS
    • A STUDY OF THE DECAY OF CUSTOM
  • THE FIJIANS
    • A STUDY OF THE DECAY OF CUSTOM
      • BY
    • BASIL THOMSON
    • PREFACE
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CONTENTS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • THE FIJIANS
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE TRANSITION
    • CHAPTER II
      • THE AGE OF MYTH
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III
      • THE AGE OF HISTORY
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IV
      • CONSTITUTION OF SOCIETY
        • The Confederation in Decay.
        • Lala
        • Communal Lala
        • Personal Lala
        • Community of Property through Kere-Kere
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER V
      • WARFARE
        • The Investiture of Koroi
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VI
      • CANNIBALISM
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII
      • RELIGION
        • Totemism
        • Gods of the After-world
        • The Ndengei Myth
        • The Epic of Dengei
        • The Herald Speaks
        • Vunivasa
        • Second Choir
        • The Tuka Heresy
        • The Revolt at Seankanka (Seaqaqa)
        • The Mbaki, or Nanga Rites
        • Minor Rites of the Nanga
        • The Priesthood
        • Witchcraft
        • Kinda and Yalovaki
        • Charms
        • The Kalou-rere
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • POLYGAMY
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IX
      • FAMILY LIFE
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER X
      • THE MARRIAGE SYSTEM[74]
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XI
      • CUSTOMS AT BIRTH
        • Lactation
        • Weaning
    • CHAPTER XII
      • CIRCUMCISION AND TATTOOING
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • THE PRACTICE OF PROCURING ABORTION
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • THE INSOUCIANCE OF NATIVE RACES
    • CHAPTER XV
      • SEXUAL MORALITY
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • EPIDEMIC DISEASES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • LEPROSY (Vukavuka or Sakuka)[95]
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • YAWS (Thoko)
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • TUBERCULOSIS[100]
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XX
      • TRADE
        • The Solevu (So-levu, i.e. Great Presentation)
        • The Solevu in Decay
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • NAVIGATION AND SEAMANSHIP
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • PHYSICAL POWERS
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • ATTITUDES AND MOVEMENTS
    • CHAPTER XXIV
      • TRAITS OF CHARACTER
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXV
      • SWIMMING
    • CHAPTER XXVI
      • FISHING
    • CHAPTER XXVII
      • GAMES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • FOOD
        • Water
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXIX
      • YANKONA (Kava)
    • CHAPTER XXX
      • TOBACCO
    • CHAPTER XXXI
      • THE TENURE OF LAND
        • The Yavu or Building Site
        • Nkele, Or Arable Land
        • The Veikau, or Forest
        • Tenures in Rewa
        • Individual Tenure
      • 1. Ai-thovithovi-ni-ndraundrau (The plucking-place for the flooring-grass)
      • 2. Ketenialewa (The woman's womb)
      • 3. Veitumalelake (Defending the dead)
      • 4. Ai-thovi-ni-nkanka (Reward for bravery)
      • 5. Veitau-ni-vanua (Land given out of friendship)
      • 6. Ai-thuruthuru-ni-ngone (The child's introduction)
      • 1. Ai-sere-ni-wa-ni-kuna (Loosening of the strangling cord)
      • 2. Ai-sere-i-soli-ni-mate (The unrolling of the shroud) and
      • 3. Tholambuka (Carrying firewood)
      • 4. Mundulinga (The lopped finger)
      • Leasehold (Thokovaki)
        • Province of Tailevu
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXXII
      • CONCLUSION
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • INDEX
    • RELATIONSHIPS OF THE CHIEF FAMILY OF MBAU.
      • Table.
      • Table B.
      • FOOTNOTES:
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