Jour. Anth. Inst.

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CHAPTER XIII

Patterns of Distinction

1. During the first year of life.

2. During the second year.

3. During the third and fourth years.

4. From four until ten years.

5. During the eleventh and twelfth years.

6. From twelve to fifteen years, the ordinary fasting period in preparation for and during initiation.

7. During such portions of this period as he fasts.

8. After breaking the first probationary fast (for the first month).

9. From then until he becomes a father.

10. Single (bachelor only).

11. Bridegroom.

12. Full grown, whether single or married.

13. Newly married (during the first few days only).

14. Newly married (during the first few months only).

15. Married, while still without a child.

16. Married, while his wife is pregnant.

17. Married, having had a child.

18. During the first two or three months after the death of a child.

19. Married more than once (not applied to widowers).

20. Widower.

21. Old.

22. White-haired.

23. The survivor of an old couple united since youth.1

It was also mentioned above that among the Andamanese the prenatal period of life is designated by a name, the child being given a personal name before it is born. It is plain, however, that in this very amiable group these terms are descriptive and affective and may almost be regarded as a feature of the language. The age classifications are not at all with reference to subordinating the younger generation.

1Man, E.H.n/an/an/an/a, "On the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands," , 12: 426 (condensed from Appendix K).

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