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People’s names

Dernier ajout : 17 février 2018.

The study of names is used both for mapping the distribution of human groups and for understanding the processes of identity-building.

  • Clan geography of Mawhati-Umswai area

    6 June 2016, by P. Ramirez
    Distribution of electors’ names according to 2006 Electoral rolls of Meghalaya and Assam for Mawhati LA constituency and Northern part of Baithalangso LA constituency. Teron (total 1782) Puma, Umbah (total 1402)
  • Electoral Rolls

    12 juin 2008, par P. Ramirez

    One of the main sources for studying names in India is the recently published "Electoral rolls".

  • Karbi Matrimonial Corpus

    17 février 2018, par P. Ramirez

    Extensive list of the 62850 married women with a Karbi patronym featuring in the 2008 voters lists of Karbi Anglong district of Assam (North East India) with the patronym and phratry of their husband.

  • Listes Electorales

    12 juin 2008, par P. Ramirez

    La publication en ligne des listes électorales par le Bureau des Elections de chaque Etat constitue l’une des nouvelles ressources dans l’étude de la répartition des groupes humains en Inde.

  • Mapping descent types

    25 September 2008, by P. Ramirez
    The border between Ribhoi district of Meghalaya and Karbi Anglong district of Assam is characterized by the coexistence of different languages (Khasi, Karbi, Tiwa, Nepali), different cultural and social features and different ethnicities. This is why in our attempt to study the interactions between these three levels we chose this area as one of our main cases. It is a border region, not only because different administrative units intersect here but also because several cultural zones (...)
  • Mapping Village Locations

    4 février 2011, par P. Ramirez

    Mapping the distribution of names requires basic maps indicating village locations. Since these were not available, we had to create these maps ourselves.

  • Three "Tiwa" titles

    28 février 2011, par P. Ramirez
    What is a Tiwa title ? Tiwa-speaking people consider a number of "titles" or surnames—approximately 20—to be typically "Tiwa". This means that a person bearing one of these names will be expected to speak Tiwa, display a number of models of cultural behaviour and abilities considered to be Tiwa, and declare himself a Tiwa. This generally proves to be the case, yet it cannot be considered the general rule given the actual complexity of correspondences (or non-correspondence) between surnames, (...)

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