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Academic Paper

Title: A Comparative Study of Ethnobotanical Taxonomies: KiSwahili and ChiDigo.
Author: Steve Nicolle
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Institution: Canada Institute of Linguistics
Linguistic Field: Anthropological Linguistics; Language Documentation; Semantics
Subject Language: Digo
Abstract: This paper explores how members of two East African language groups, with similar languages and cultures, classify the plant world. Differences primarily concern which parameters (e.g., size, uses, and longevity) determine how plant species are categorized. I show how linguistically similar classifications can obscure significant differences in folk botanical taxonomies.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: SIL Notes on Anthropology 5(1): 33-43.

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