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"By Aeroplane to Pygmyland" Accounts of the 1926 Smithsonian-Dutch Expedition to New Guinea

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Annotations to the Journal of Stanley Hedberg

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July 20, 1926 Torakai tribe

Hedberg is probably referring to the Kaiy (alternatively called “Taori-kaiy” or “Taori-Kei”) ethnolinguistic group. See: Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 15th edition (Raymond G. Gordon, editor; Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 2005, p. 416.), which estimates the 2005 population of this group as 220 persons.

 

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