By Bkra shis bzang po
Marriage customs and similar oral traditions in Bang smad Village, Bang smad Township, Nyag rong County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan self reliant Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. Villagers converse the poorly documented Mi nyag language are documented, offering specific linguistic and ethnographic info, together with a Mi nyag-English glossary, maps exhibiting the distribution of Mi nyag-speaking groups, and various full-color photos of village lifestyles and marriage ceremony festivities. Of specified curiosity are the transcribed marriage ceremony speeches in the neighborhood given in Mi nyag and Tibetan.
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