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[Excerpt from p. 82]. 3. As a general rule, however, within certain limits, each group has more or less friendly, commercial, or other interests with some one or other of its neighbours; its members, though speaking· different dialects may render themselves pretty mutually intelligible and possess in common various trade-routes, markets, hunting-grounds, customs, manners and beliefs with the result that they might as a whole be well described as messmates, the one group sometimes speaking of another by a term corresponding with that of friend. There may, or may not (e.g., Boulia District) be one single term applied to such a collection of friendly groups, i.e., a tribe occupying a district, the meaning of the collective name being either unknown (e.g., Kalkadun, Workai-a), or bearing reference to the physical conformation of the country, or else depending apparently upon the nature of the language spoken.

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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Roth, 1910, Rec. Aust. Mus. 8(1): 79–106
Author
Walter E. Roth
Year
1910
Title
North Queensland Ethnography. Bulletin No. 18. Social and individual nomenclature
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
8
Issue
1
Start Page
79
End Page
106
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.8.1910.936
Language
English
Plates
plates xxv–xxxi
Date Published
15 November 1910
Cover Date
15 November 1910
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
20 April 2009
Reference Number
936
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