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" These two writers take no account of the singular " dichotomous " divisions, as of Kumite and Kroki, but they draw attention to the groups of kindred which derive their surnames from animals, plants, and the like. " The origin of these family names,"... "
Myth, Ritual and Religion - Page 65
by Andrew Lang - 1899 - 719 pages
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Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, Volume 6

Anthropology - 1874
...their mother and because a man cannot marry a woman of bis own family uame (s. Grey). The names being derived from some vegetable or animal being very common in the district, which the family inhabited, a member of its family will never kill an animal of the species to which his Kobong belongs, should...
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Custom and Myth

Andrew Lang - Folklore - 1884 - 312 pages
...the Attic demes. ' One origin of family names,' says Sir George Grey (ii. 228), ' frequently ascribed by the natives, is that they were derived from some vegetable or animal being common in the district which the family inhabited.' Some writers attempt to show that the Attic ysvos...
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Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1

Andrew Lang - Mythology - 1887 - 713 pages
...1 Kamilaroi and Kurnai, p. 169. 2 Travels, ii. 225. FAMILY NAMES. 63 Gideon Scott Lang.1 These two writers take no account of the singular " dichotomous...the families use their plant or animal as a crest or kdbong (totem), and he adds that natives never willingly kill animals of their kobong, holding that...
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Myth, Ritual and Religion, Volume 1

Andrew Lang - Myth - 1899 - 719 pages
...Grey,and of the late Mr. Gideon Scott Lang.3 These two i Kamilaroi and Kurnai, p. 169. * Travels, ii. 225. writers take no account of the singular " dichotomous...plant which bestows the family surname. Sir George Gvay mentions that the families use their plant or animal as a crest or kobong (totem), and he adds...
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