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Borrowed moieties, borrowed names: sociolinguistic contact between Tanna and Futuna-Aniwa, Vanuatu

Lynch, John D. and Fakamuria, Kenneth (1994) Borrowed moieties, borrowed names: sociolinguistic contact between Tanna and Futuna-Aniwa, Vanuatu. Pacific Studies, 17 (1). pp. 79-91. ISSN 0275-3596

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    Abstract

    There is a history of considerable contact between the people of Tanna, Futuna, and Aniwa, three islands in the Tafea (Southern) District of Vanuatu. This essay addresses one aspect of that contact, which involves elements of social organization: Tanna societies appear to have borrowed a moiety system from Futuna or Aniwa, but Futuna and Aniwa have borrowed the Tannese names for these moieties.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Pacific Languages Unit
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 24 Aug 1994 11:07
    Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 11:07
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5127
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