The Origins of the Ainu Language: The Ainu Indo-European Controversy

1st Edition

Kirsten Refsing

Routledge
Published January 26, 1998
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ISBN 9780700710348 - CAT# RU30159

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Summary

Speculations about the racial and linguistic origins of the Ainu began in the latter half of the 19th century, and one of the more persistent notions was that the Ainu were a lost tribe of Europoid origin. This set traces the course of the controversy sparked by Pierre Naert's 1958 dissertation.

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