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

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October 3, 1926 Aguintawa

Hedberg uses different spellings throughout: “Agentuwa,” “Agentuawa,” “Agentoowa,” or “Agentoowah.” Matthew Stirling spells this “Agintawa,” and in his journal on Oct. 5th he ascertains that this “is the name of a district or tribe comprising the territory south of the Aeijabu, comprising a number of separate small villages…”{p. 280}


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