The Tribes of Burma/Bibliographical notes/Taungthus

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THE TAUNGTHUS.[edit]

Serial
No.
Head. Brief description. Authority. Page.
1 2 3 4 5
1 Present habitat. Southern Shan States, Thatôn District of Lower Burma. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
186
554
2 Origin ... From further north and east Legendary migration from Thatôn. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
187
555
3 Allied tribes Karens ... Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I. 125
4 Language and dialects. Belonging to the Karen group of the Siamese-Chinese sub-family,[1] closely allied to Pwo Karen. Burma Census Report, 1891, Vol. I.
Burma Census Report, 1901, Part I.
British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I.
207
94, 86
188
5 Religion ... Buddhism, tempered with animism. Offerings to spirits. Harvest leipbya. M. and B. Ferrars, "Burma," London, 1900.
Burma Census Report, l 1891, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
156
208
558-559
6 Birth ceremonies. Burial of navel string etc. Contributions of money. Ceremonial washing. Burma Census Report, 1891, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
208
557
7 Marriage customs and ceremonies. Consent of parents. Wedding feast, etc. Burma Census Report, 1891, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
208
556
8 Marital relations. Divorce ... ... Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 556
9 Death and burial ceremonies. Burial. Measuring of body with cotton, etc. ; carriage of torch before bier on "duty days." Burma Census Report, 1891, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
208
557
10 Clothing ... Men—dress like Shans. Women— dark smock and pettier at; coloured patch work on sleeves in Upper Burma. Tassel led head-dress ; leggings. 'British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I.
M. and B. Ferrars, "Burma," London, 1900.
Burma Census Report, 1891, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. 1, Part I.
"Burma." Sir G. Scott, London, 1906.
187
155
208
554
127
11 Personal ornaments. Hair spikes, earrings, bracelets. Burma Census Report, 1891, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
208
555
12 Agriculture ... Harvest customs (animistic). Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 559
13 Writing and drawing. Written character akin to Shan and Burmese. British Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I.
Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I.
188
555
14 Miscellaneous, folklore, etc. No paddy to be taken from grain bins during the month of Pyatho, nor ashes to' be removed. Upper Burma Gazetteer, Vol. I, Part I. 560
15 Anthropometrie data. Cephalic index ... 82.1
Facial index ... 121.5
Height standing ... 161.2
Anthropometric data from Burma. B.Gupta, Calcutta, 1906. 190
  1. Now shown (vide Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume I, page 394) as belonging, with Karen, to the Sinitic group of the Siamese-Chinese branch of the Tibeto-Chinese family.