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Analysis on the Cultural Functions of Maonan Teknonymy
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Pages: 106-111
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Guangxi Ethnic Studies

Keyword:  称谓从子称从孩称文化结构;
Abstract: 毛南族的“名从幼称”系统与同属汉藏语系的其它民族的“亲从子称”和“亲从孩称”有诸多不同.该系统的基准是“最幼儿”而不一定是“子”或“孩”,即非但中老年可采用“从幼称”,而且青少年也遵循“从幼称”的原则.传统上要求毛南人必须一生中多次改名,以适应这个称谓系统.故该文化特性的功能是确保毛南族群的再生产.
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