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Sherdukpen: Local Religion: Pantheon and Priests
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A Patriarchal, Hierarchized, and Conservative Society

Sherdukpen society is a highly hierarchized, conservative society. Descent is patrilineal and marriage patrilocal. The family setup is patriarchal: the father is the head of the family and is held in…

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Dollfus, Pascale, “Sherdukpen: Local Religion: Pantheon and Priests”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), Michel Boivin, Gérard Toffin, Paul Hockings, Raphaël Rousseleau, Tanka Subba, Harald Lambs-Tyche (Section Editors). Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032001>
First published online: 2019



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