Series SIKWAI - Solomon Islands - Malaita and North Malaita Islands

Date Range12 May 1979
Quantity1.15 cm, 3 items
ProvenanceCapell, Arthur

This series contains material from Malaita and North Malaita Islands, concentrating on the Kwaio language. It includes a typed draft dictionary of Xwaio and typed paper on Kwaio ethnology (both by R.M. Keesing), and typed and annotated comparative vocabulary lists (English-Kwaio).

Malaita Province is one of the largest provinces of the Solomon Islands. It is named for its largest island, Malaita. Other islands include South Malaita Island, Sikaiana Island and Ontong Java Island (alternately Lord Howe Island). The provincial capital and largest urban center is Auki, located on Malaita. The estimated population of the province (as of 1997) is 142,000. The area of the province in 4,225kmē.

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AC2-SIKWAI101 Draft dictionary of Xwaio, Malaita, British Solomon Islands.
Kwaio, Solomon Islands - Malaita.
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Typescript. By R.M. Keesing.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SIKWAI101
Date range no date    Quantity 0.82 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier IKWAI101 Series SIKWAI
AC2-SIKWAI201 Rethinking Mana: The Kwaio Case.
Kwaio, Solomon Islands, North Malaita I.
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Typescript. By Roger M. Keesing, ANU. Reprint of a paper originally presented to the annual meeting of the Kroeber Anthropological Society. [Author indicates that paper was not proofread]. A linguistic and ethnographic [?] of the word mana and its notion of "power or influence" in Polynesia/Melanesia, in the Kwaio context.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SIKWAI201
Date range 12 May 1979    Quantity 0.27 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier IKWAI201 Series SIKWAI
AC2-SIKWAI202 Standard vocabulary lists, Koio [Kwaio] language, Malaita Island.
Kwaio, Solomon Islands, North Malaita I.
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Typescript[?]. Provided by David Diifaka.

Creator Capell, Arthur
Control AC2-SIKWAI202
Date range no date    Quantity 0.06 cm, 1 folio
Inventory Identifier IKWAI202 Series SIKWAI

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