By Freerk Ch. Kamma (auth.)
This examine constructed out of the private adventure of lifestyle that I and my kinfolk had within the years 1932-1942 one of the Biak conversing humans of the Radja Ampat region (Sorong), West New Guinea. Our relatives had develop into built-in into the group so far as attainable, and we used the Biak language each day. 3 of the routine defined during this publication happened in that sector, in order that i used to be capable of research them less than the favorable stipulations of direct participation and remark. the 1st variation of the booklet in 1954 (in Dutch) used to be the writer's doctoral thesis (Ph. D.), written below the advice of the overdue Professor J. P. B. de Josselin de Jong. i'm very thankful to the Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthro pology, Leiden, for publishing the revised English version in its Translation sequence. The Biak fabric merits extra readers than the Dutch version used to be capable of reach.