Koreri Messianic Movements in the Biak-Numfor Culture Area

Koninklijk Instituut Voor Taal-, Land-, En Volkenkunde Translation Series 15

  • Authors
  • Freerk Ch. Kamma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 1-4
  3. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 5-16
  4. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 17-36
  5. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 64-96
  6. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 97-101
  7. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 102-156
  8. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 231-273
  9. Freerk Ch. Kamma
    Pages 274-282
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-333

About this book


This study developed out of the personal experience of daily life that I and my family had in the years 1932-1942 among the Biak­ speaking people of the Radja Ampat area (Sorong), West New Guinea. Our family had become integrated into the community as far as possible, and we used the Biak language every day. Three of the movements described in this book took place in that area, so that I was able to study them under the favorable conditions of direct participation and observation. The first edition of the book in 1954 (in Dutch) was the writer's doctoral thesis (Ph. D.), written under the guidance of the late Professor J. P. B. de Josselin de Jong. I am very grateful to the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthro­ pology, Leiden, for publishing the revised English edition in its Translation Series. The Biak material deserves more readers than the Dutch edition was able to reach.


community English Europe family government Historical Background language linguistics Mythology organization participation religion social organization war World War I

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 1972
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-0230-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-0742-4
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