The Tribes of Burma/Bibliographical notes/Marus, Lashis and Szis

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THE MARUS, LASHIS AND SZIS.[edit]

References :
DAVIES = " Yunnan : The Link between India and the Yangtze."
H. R. Davies, Cambridge, 1909.
WEHRLI=" Beitrag zur Ethnologic der Chingpaw (Kachin) von Ober Burma." (Vol. XVI, Int. Archiv fur Ethn.). Hans Wehrli, Leiden, 1904.

Serial
No.
Head. Brief description. Authority. Page.
1 2 3 4 5
1 Present habitat. Myitkyina and portions of other districts in the extreme north of Burma and the Shan States. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I
Diary of a Journey to the Bor Khamti Country. J. Errol Gray, Simla, 1893.
Burma Census Report, 1891, Vol. I.
Davies ... ...
383, 387 
41 
 
vii 
396 
2 Origin ... Central Asia—entering | Burma via the N'maik-ha. Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
Manual of the Maru Language. W. B. T. Abbey, Rangoon, 1899.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
Wehrli ... ...
118


383
11
3 Political and social divisions Nanwu (or N'maikha) and Southern Marus. Three clans mentioned. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 383, 386
4 Allied tribes... Burmans, Lisaws, Muhsös. Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
Wehrli ... ...
118
16
5 Language and dialects. Burmese group of the Tibeto-Rurman branch. Grammars, Vocabularies, etc. Linguistic Survey of India,
  Vol. III, Part III.
Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
Davies ... ...
Manual of the Maru Language. W . B. T. Abbey, Rangoon, 1899.
382

78, 94
660
363
6 Religion Animistic. Sacrifices to evil spirits. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 386
7 Death and burial ceremonies. Dead burnt ; ashes buried ; conical structure raised over ashes. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
Wehrli ... ...
386
64
8 Clothing ... Men dress like Kachins. Loin cloth or trousers according to locality. Women like Kachins, jacket and skirt. Men sometimes wear long coat. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
Davies ... ...
365
397
9 Personal ornaments. Rows of cowries and small bells round the waists and hips of women ; cane rings round knees. Women wear earrings, beads, torques. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
Diary of a Journey to the Bor Khamti Country. J. Errol Gray, Simla, 1893.
385
41
10 Agriculture ... Jhoom or tawigya cultivation. Diary of a Journey to the Bor Khamti Country. J. Errol Gray, Simla, 1893. 41
11 Habitations ... Similar to Kachin houses Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 386
12 Government Each village a separate community. Public affairs managed by village elders. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 384, 386
13 Character ... Effeminate and uncleanly Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 385
14 Slavery ... Marus said to deal in slaves. Diary of a Journey to the Bor Khamti Country. J. Errol Gray, Simla, 1893. 41
15 Arts, e.g., pottery, weaving dyeing. Weaving and dyeing, Blacksmith's work. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 386
16 Implements ... Cross-bows and arrows ; cheek-guns, spears and das. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 386
17 Food ... Marus eat dogs. Liquor brewed from rice, millet, etc. Betel chewed. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 386
18 Miscellaneous folklore, etc. Origin of death Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 408