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Mo'ui: Tongan Names for Plants and Animals

Publiceringsår: 2007
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 56 (X+46)
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Working Papers in Human Ecology
Nummer: 4
Dokumenttyp: Working paper
Förlag: Human Ecology Division, Lund University


This working paper on Tongan names for plants and animals is intended as a contribution to the documentation of environmental knowledge in one of the most traditional societies of Polynesia. The list contains over 1 400 folk taxa: seaweeds 18 names, terrestrial plants 801 names, marine invertebrates 203 names, terrestrial invertebrates 72 names, fishes 231 names, reptiles and amphibians 15 names, birds 52 names, and mammals 16 names. A list of simple and complex attributives marked by secondary lexemes in Tongan binary nomenclature is also included.



  • Cultural Sciences
  • Tonga
  • Polynesia
  • Oceania
  • Kingdom of Tonga
  • environmental knowledge
  • indigenous knowledge
  • folk taxonomy
  • ethnoecology
  • ethnobiology
  • human ecology
  • anthropology


  • ISSN: 1402-6902

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