Reports of the Immigration Commission; Dictionary of Races of Peoples Volume 5

Reports of the Immigration Commission; Dictionary of Races of Peoples Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... is the proper name of their people. Ilorvatok is the name given Croatians on the Magyar ethnographical map. HERZEGOVINIAN. A political division of the Serbo-Croatians. (See Croatian.)' HESSIAN. (See German.) HIGH GERMAN, HIGH LETTIC, etc. Dialects or divisions of these languages (which see). HIGHLANDER (SCOTCH). (SeeCeltie and Scotch.) HINDU. In the broadest sense, any native of India; so defined for convenience in this dictionary. In the more ordinary religious sense this word applies only to the two-thirds of the population who are "Hinduized "--that is, who profess Hinduism and have a certain social organization based upon Brahmanism. Ethnologically often defined In a still different sense as signifying the three-fourths of the population in northern India who are of Aryan stock (see) whether professing Hinduism or Mohammedanism. In immigration questions, where the immense population of India is beginning to arouse some concern, all natives of India are indiscriminately known as "Hindus." Perhaps a few, as the Sikhs, are known by name because of their prominence amongst the native troops. But it is not generally realized how great a number of races ami tribes there are in India, many of them extremely low in civilization and approaching the Negro in physical characteristics. Such are some of the Dravidas and Mundas, who occupy all of southern India. In greatest contrast with these are the Aryan Hindus Hindu. Hindu. of the north, more closely related in language, if not in physical appearance, to our northern Europeans than are the Turks, Magyars, and various peoples of eastern Russia. Hindi and Hindustani, the most widely spread modern languages or group of dialects of India, are variously denned. Thus, while Hindustani is...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626222
  • 9781236626226