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Published by Bishop Museum Press in Honolulu, Hawaii .
Written in English



  • French Polynesia,
  • Marquesas Islands.


  • Ethnology -- French Polynesia -- Marquesas Islands.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 208-211.

Statementby Ralph Linton.
SeriesMemoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum,, v. 8, no. 5, Bayard Dominick expedition. Publication, no. 5, Publication (Bayard Dominick Expedition (1920-1921)) ;, no. 5.
LC ClassificationsGN670 .B5 vol. VIII, no. 5
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 211 p.
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6666603M
LC Control Number24016317

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