Analysis of the cultural functions of the Maonan Teknonymy

Lu, Tianqiao (2012) Analysis of the cultural functions of the Maonan Teknonymy. Guangxi Ethnic Studies, 2012 (3). pp. 106-111.

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Abstract

The teknonymy in Maonan is different from the teknonymy systems in other Sino - Tibetan ethic groups in that it takes the youngest member of a family as the referent point for naming. Moreover,not only adults follow this principle,youngsters can also be named according to this system. The tradition requires that a Maonan member changes his names several times in his life. The function of such a cultural feature is thus to guarantee the social regenesis of the Maonan group.

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ISSN: 1004-454X
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2013 01:37
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