Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania, 1st Edition

  • Barbara A. West
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  • ISBN-10: 1438119135
  • ISBN-13: 9781438119137
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1040 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania is a two-volume A-to-Z reference to the peoples of the Asia-Pacific region east of the Caspian Sea, not including the countries of the Middle East. More than 400 entries cover the major peoples that for a time maintained a cultural identity in the area - from ancient to modern times - describing their history, migration, culture, belief system, social organization, and relationship to other peoples. This accessible resource makes it easy for students to find not only entries on the Han and Jurchens but also on "Chinese: nationality," describing who they are today with cross-references to the various ancestral peoples.

Entries on all large or well-known groups include information on their geography, origins, languages, history, and culture. Subsections cover such topics as subsistence, religion, social and political structures, economy, government, military practices, dwellings and architecture, clothing, transportation, technology, art, music, and literature. The back matter includes a chronology, bibliography, and comprehensive index, as well as several appendixes with useful background information on topics such as kinship systems, religious systems, and subsistence systems.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
List of Illustrations, List of Illustrations, Maps, and Graphs.
Preface.
How to Use this Set.
Acknowledgments.
1: Abkhazians (Abkhaz, Apswa).
2: Aboriginal Australians (Anangu, Australian Aborigines, Indigenous Australians, Koori, Koorie, Murri, Native Australians, Nunga, Palawah, Pallawah, Yamatji, Yapa).
3: Aboriginal Taiwanese (Gaoshan, Yuanzhumin).
4: Aboriginal Tasmanians (Indigenous Tasmanians, Palawah, Pallawah).
5: Acehnese (Ache(h)nese, Achinese, Atchinese, Atjehnese, Ureung Aceh, Ureung Baroh, Ureung Tunong).
6: Achang (Daisa, Hansa, Maingtha, Mengsa, Mengsa-shan, Nga Ang, Ochang).
7: A'chik (Garo).
8: Adi (Abor, Abuit, Tani).
9: Aeta (Agta, Ata, Ati, Atta, Ayta, Ita, Negritos).
10: Afghanistanis: nationality (Afghanis, people of Afghanistan).
11: Afridi (Apridi).
12: Ahom (Asam, Tai).
13: Aimaq (Aimak, Aymak, Eimak, ChaharEimak, Char Aimaq).
14: Ainu (Aino, Emishi, Ezo).
15: Akha (Ahka, Aini, Aka, Ak'a, Akka, Edaw, Ekaw, Hani, Houni, Ikaw, Ikho, Kaw, Kha Kho, Kha Ko, Kho, Ko, Woni).
16: Altai (Altaians, Altaic People, Altay, White Mountain Tatars).
17: Ambonese (Central Moluccans, Alifuru, Amboynese, Moluccans, Orang Ambon).
18: Ami (Amis, Pangcah).
19: Andamanese (Andaman Islander, Mincopie).
20: Armenians (Armyanin, Hay, Somekhi).
21: Armenians: nationality (Armenians, Hay, people of Armenia, people of Hayasdan).
22: Asmat (Asmat-ow, As-amat, Samot).
23: Atoni (Atoni Meto, Atoni Pa Meto, Dawan, Vaikenu).
24: Australians: nationality (Aussies, people of Australia).
25: Austronesians.
26: Azerbaijanis: nationality (Azeri, Azerbaijani, Azerbaycan, people of Azerbaijan).
27: Azeris (Azerbaijanis, Azeri Turks, Iranian Azeris, Torks).
28: Ba (Pa).
29: Bactrians (Zariaspans).
30: Bahnar (Alakong, Ba-Na, Bonom, Ho Drong, Jo Long, Kon Ko De, Kontum, Krem, Tolo, To Sung).
31: Bai (Baihu, Baihuo, Baini, Baizi, Bozi, Minchia, Pai).
32: Baiyue (Hundred Yue, Viet, Wu-Yue, Yue).
33: Bali Aga (Bali Mula, Old Balinese).
34: Balinese.
35: Baluchi (Baloc, Balochi).
36: Bangladeshis: nationality (people of Bangladesh).
37: Bataks (Batta, Battak).
38: Bengalis (Baboo, Bangali, Bangli, Bengalee).
39: Betawis (Betawi Asli, Orang Betawi).
40: Bhils (Bheel).
41: Bhuiya (Bhui, Bhuihar, Bhuiyar, Bhumia, Bhumiya, Bui).
42: Bhutanese: nationality (people of Bhutan, Drukpa).
43: Bhutia (Bhote, Bhotia, Bhotiya, Denzongpa, Drukpa, Lachenpa, Lachungpa, Ngalop).
44: Bicolanos (Bicols).
45: Biharis (Behari).
46: Blang (Bulang, Bùlang Zú, Bulong).
47: Bonan (Baonan, Bao'an, Baonuo, Paoan, Paoan, Paongan).
48: Bontoc (Bontok).
49: Bouyei (Bafan, Bo-I, Bouyi, Bo-y, Bui, Burao, Buyei, Buyi, Buyui, Chung-Chia, Dioi, Dujunman, Dunjun barbarians, Pui, Pu-I, Pujai, Pu-jui, Puyi, Puyoi, Shuihu, Zhongjia, Zhongmiao).
50: Brahui (Brohi).
51: Brao (Lave, Love, Khmer Loeu).
52: Bruneians: nationality (people of Brunei).
53: Buginese (Bugis).
54: Bunun (the Red Head Tribe).
55: Burakumin (Eta, hinin, Hisabetsu buraku, Kokonotsu).
56: Burghers.
57: Buriats (Bargu, Briat, Buriat-Mongolians, Buriyat, Buryat, Northeastern Mongolians, Northern Mongolians).
58: Burmans (Bamar, Burmese, Mranma, Myanmar).
59: Burusho (Burusha, Burushaski, Hunzakot, Hunzukut, Hunzus).
60: Cambodians: nationality (people of Cambodia).
61: Cantonese (Yue).
62: Caucasian Albanians (Aghbanians, Aghvanians, Aluanki).
63: Cebuanos (Cebuan, Sugbuhanon).
64: Chakma (Changma, Sawngma).
65: Chambri (Tchamberi, Tchambuli).
66: Chamorro.
67: Chams (Cam Jva, Chvea, Jahed, Khmer Islam, people of Champa).
68: Chenla (Kambuja, Zhenla).
69: Chhattisgarhis.
70: Chin ('kKxou, Kuki, Lushai, Mizo, Zo, Zomi).
71: Chinese: nationality (people of China).
72: Chukchis (Luorawetlan).
73: Colchians (Colchoi, Kolchians, Kolkhians).
74: Dai (Baiyi, Beiyi, Bitso, Boyi, Chinese Shan, Daide, Daija, Daila, Dailian, Dailu, Dailü, Daina, Dainyue, Daipeng, Dehong Dai, Han Baiyi, Han Dai, La Sam, Mitro, Pudai, Shui Baiyi, Shui Dai, Siam, Tai, Tai Lue, Tai Mao, Taily, Taiyi, Xishuangbanna Dai).
75: Dangxiang (Tangut).
76: Dani (Ndani).
77: Dariganga.
78: Dasa.
79: Daur (Dawoerzu).
80: Dawenkou culture (Ta-wen-k'ou culture).
81: Dayaks (Bidayuh, Dajaks, Dyaks, Land Dayaks).
82: De'ang (Ang, Benlong, Black Benglong, Liang, Niang, Red Benglong).
83: Dega (Degar, Moi [derogatory], Montagnards, Nguoi dan toc thieu so, Thuong, Yard).
84: Derung (Drung, Dulong, Dulongzu, Dulonh, Qui, Tulong, Tulung).
85: Dingling (Chile, Gaoche, and Tiele sometimes used but seemingly inaccurately).
86: Divehi (Dhivehin, Maldivian).
87: Dong (Gam, Gaml, Kam, Tong, Tung).
88: Donghu (Eastern Hu, Tung hu).
89: Dong Son culture.
90: Dongxiang (Sa'erta, Sarta).
91: Dravidians (Dravida).
92: Dungans (Chinese Muslims, Huizus, Xueitdzu).
93: Durbets.
94: Durranis (Abdalis).
95: East Timorese: nationality (East Timorese, people of East Timor, people of Timor-Leste).
96: Enga.
97: Etoro (Edolo, Etolo).
98: Evenkis (Ewenkis, Evenks, Tungus).
99: Evens (Eben, Erpe, Eveny, Evesil, InkanBey, Koraramkyn, Koyayakyn, Lamu, Lamut, Omuk, Orach).
100: Farsiwan (Dehgans, Fars, Parsis, Parsibans, Parsiwans).
101: Fijians, Indigenous.
102: Fijians: nationality (people of Fiji).
103: Filipino Muslims (Moros).
104: Filipinos: nationality (Pilipinos, people of the Philippines).
105: Funanese (people of Funan, people of Nokor Phnom).
106: Gandharan Grave culture (Gandhara).
107: Gelao (Ch'i-lao, Geliao, Gelo, Jin, Kopu, Liao, Ling).
108: Georgians (Karts, Kartvelebi).
109: Georgians: nationality (people of Georgia).
110: Ghilzai (Ghaljai, Ghalji, Ghilji, Ghilzay, Gilzai, Khilji).
111: Gojoseon, people of (Dong-I, Dongyi).
112: Gond (Coetoor, Koi, Koitor, Koitur, Koytor).
113: Gorontalese (Gorontalo, Holontalo, Hulontalo).
114: Greeks (Seleucid).
115: Gujaratis (Gujars, Gujjars, Gurjars).
116: Gurkhas (Gorkhas).
117: Gurung (Tamu).
118: Hakka (Haknyin, K'e-chia, Kejia, Keren, Lairen, Ngai, Xinren).
119: Han (Chinese, Han Chinese, Hua, Zhongguo ren).
120: Hani (Aini, Akha, Baihong, Biyue, Ha Nhi, Haoni, Haqniq, Kaduo).
121: Hanunoo (Hanunoo Mangyan).
122: Harappans (Cemetery H Culture, Indus Valley Civilization, Indus-Sarasvati Civilization, Moenjodaro Culture, Mohenjo-Daro Culture).
123: Hawaiians (Kanaka Maoli, Kanaka 'oiwi).
124: Hazaras (Hazara Mongols).
125: Hephthalites (Cao, Ephthalites, Hayathelaites, Hephtal, He-ta, Hoa, Hoa-Tun, Hunas, Iranian Huns, the people of Hua, White Huns, Yeda, Ye-tai, Ye-ti-i-li-do).
126: Hijras (Aruvanis, Khusras, Klibas, Muhannas, Mukhannaths).
127: Hiligaynon (Ilonggo, Ilongo, Yligueyn).
128: Hill Tribes of Thailand (Chao Khao).
129: Hindi.
130: Hindko (Hindki [pejorative], Hindkun).
131: Hmong (Man, Meo, Miao, Mong).
132: Hoa (Chinese Vietnamese, ethnic Chinese in/from Vietnam, Minh-huong, Ngai, overseas Chinese, Sino-Vietnamese, Vietnamese Chinese).
133: Hoa Binh culture (Hoabinhian, Hoabinhian industry).
134: Hong Kong, people of.
135: Hu (Hu barbarians, Tih, Wu hu).
136: Hui (Chinese Muslims, Dungans, Haw, Huihe, Huihui, Huijiaoren, Jiaomen, Khotan, Mumin, Muslim Yunnanese, Panthay, Tungan).
137: Iatmul (Nyara).
138: Iban (Dayaks, Dyaks, Sea Dayaks).
139: Ibanags (Y Bannag).
140: Ifugao (Amganad, Ayangan, Gilipanes, Ifugaw, Ipugao, Kiangan, Mayaoyaw, Mayoyao, Quiangan, Tuwali Ifugao, Yfugao).
141: Igorot (Igorrote, Ygolot).
142: i-Kiribati (Gilbertese, i-Tungaru, Kiribatese).
143: Ilocanos (Samtoy).
144: Ilongots (Ibilao, Ibilaw, Ilunguts, Ilyonguts, Lingots).
145: Indians: nationality (people of India).
146: Indo-Aryans (Aryans, Vedic Civilization).
147: Indo-Fijians (Fiji Indians, Fijian Indians).
148: Indonesians: nationality (people of Indonesia).
149: Intha.
150: Ivatans (people of the Batanes).
151: Jains (Jainist).
152: Japanese (Nihonjin, Yamatonchu).
153: Japanese: nationality (Nihonjin, people of Japan).
154: Jarai (Chor, Cho-Rai, Chrai, Djarai, Gia Rai, Gio-Rai, Jorai, Mthur).
155: Javanese (Orang Djawa, Orang Jawa, Tijang Djawi, Wong Djawa, Wong Jowo).
156: Jino (Jinuo, Youle).
157: Jomon (Joumon culture).
158: Jurchens (Chin, Jin).
159: Kacharis.
160: Kachin (Dashan, Jinghpaw, Jingpo, Khang, Singhpo, Theinbaw).
161: Kadazan Dusun (Dusun, Kadazan, Kadazandusun, Kedazan).
162: Kalasha (Kafir Kalash, Kalash Kafir).
163: Kalingas (Igorot, Limos, Limos-Liwan Kalingas, Linimos).
164: Kamboja (Ashvaka, Ashvakayana, Aspasio, Assakenoi, Kambhoj, Kamboh, Kamboj, Kamoz).
165: Kanak (Canaque).
166: Kannadigas.
167: Kapampangans (Capampangans, Pampangans, Pampanggo, Pampango, Pampanguenos).
168: Karakalpak (Qaraqalpaq, Qoraqalpog).
169: Karbis (Arleng, Mikir).
170: Karen (Ka-Kaung, Kareang, Kariang, Kayin, Pwo, Sgaw, Yang).
171: Karluks (Qarluks, Karluqs, Qarluqs, On-ok Karluks, Uc-Karluks, Ko-lo-lu, Karluh, Halluh, Kollakhs, Geluolu).
172: Kashmiris.
173: Kazakhs (Qazaqs, Kazaks, Quazaqs, Hasake Zu).
174: Kazakhstanis: nationality (Kazaks, people of Kazakhstan).
175: Khant (Hanto, Kantok, Khanty, Ostiak [until the 1930s] or Ostyak).
176: Khasi (Cassia, Cossyah, Kasia, Kassia, Kassya, Kasya, Khasía, Khasiah, Khassia, Khassu, Khosia, Ki Khasi).
177: Khitans (Kara Khitai, Kara Khitans, Kara-Khitay, Kara Kitai, Khata, Khitai, Kitai, Liao, Qidans).
178: Khmers (Camarini, Coa Mein, Kambuja, Kampuch, Khmae, Khom, Kuikmi, Kumar, Mein).
179: Khmu (Hka Muk, Ka Hok, Kammu, Kamook, Kamoos, Kamu, Ka Mu, Kha Kmou, Kha Mou, Kha-Mouk, Khas K'kemou, Khas-Mouck, Khas-Mouk, Khmou, Kh'mouk, Kho' Mu, K'kmou, Kmhmu, Phou-qhiuong, Phu tho'ng, Thai Hai, Tsa Khmu, Xa Cau).
180: Khojas (Khwajahs, Mawali).
181: Khwarezmians (Chorasmians, Huvarazmish, Kaliz, Khwarazmians, Kwarizmians, Khuvarazmish, Khwalis, Khwaris).
182: Kiribatese: nationality (i-Kiribati, people of Kiribati).
183: Koban culture.
184: Kol.
185: Kond (Kandh, Khand, Khond, Kondl, Kui).
186: Konyak.
187: Koreans (Chaoxian, Hangook saram, Hangookin).
188: Koreans, North: nationality (people of North Korea).
189: Koreans, South: nationality (Koreans, people of South Korea).
190: Koryak (Chavchu, Nymylan).