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A Philological Essay Concerning the Pygmies of the Ancients

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Author: Edward Tyson
Published: 1894
Language: English
Wordcount: 39,515 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.7
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 240
Added to site: 2004.07.10
mnybks.net#: 8808
Genre: Science

Introduction by Bertram C. A. Windle

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small area which the Chinese dominion covered at this time. Thus the Negritos were part of the native population of China when, in the twenty-third century B.C., the civilised Bak tribes came into the land." In Japan we have also evidence of their existence. This country, now inhabited by the Niphonians, or Japanese, as we have come to call them, was previously the home of the Ainu, a white, hairy under-sized race, possibly, even probably, emigrants from Europe, and now gradually dying out in Yezo and the Kurile Islands. Prior to the Ainu was a Negrito race, whose connection with the former is a matter of much dispute, whose remains in the shape of pit-dwellings, stone arrow-heads, pottery, and other implements still exist, and will be found fully described by Mr. Savage Landor in a recent most interesting work.[B] In the Shan-hai-king, as Professor Schlegel[C] points out, their country is spoken of as the Siao-jin-Kouo, or land of little men, in distinction, be it noted, to the Peh-min-Kouo, or land of whit

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