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SIL International and the International Museum of Cultures Publications in Ethnography (formerly International Museum of Cultures Series) is a series published jointly by SIL International and the International Museum of Cultures. The series focuses on cultural studies of minority peoples of various parts of the world. While most volumes are authored by members of SIL International who have done ethnologic research in a minority language, suitable works by others also occasionally form part of the series.
Reconstructs the protolanguage of six languages found in Mexico.
Describes Filipino lifestyles and value systems from an anthropological perspective.
This book is a collection of dramatic life-stories from the viewpoint of a Guambiano master story-teller. The book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in native cultural studies.
Describes Latin American lifestyles and value systems from an anthropological perspective.