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1 March 2006 BĀHENDAYAL: BIRD CLASSIFICATION IN SOUTHERN LURI (IRAN)
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This study is an investigation of specialized knowledge of birds (bāhendayal) among speakers of the Mamasani dialect of Southern Luri (SL), an Indo-European language with approximately one million speakers in southwestern Iran. The author provides a description of bird physiology and an inventory of cognitive distinctions that speakers use to differentiate bird types. A comprehensive taxonomy of bird knowledge in Southern Luri is presented in a diagram of bird families followed by a semantically organized list of the 84 terms for bird types found in the language, along with the meanings of these terms. Farsi, English, and scientific labels accompany descriptive notes.

ERIK JOHN ANONBY "BĀHENDAYAL: BIRD CLASSIFICATION IN SOUTHERN LURI (IRAN)," Journal of Ethnobiology 26(1), 1-35, (1 March 2006). https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771(2006)26[1:BBCISL]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 March 2006
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