The Sea Gypsies of Malaya: An Account of the Nomadic Mawken People of the Mergui Archipelago with a Description of Their Ways of Living, Customs, Habits, Boats, Occupations, &c., &c., &c. -
Walter Grainge White
1922 - J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia - First Edition
An extensive survey of the nomadic Mawken [Morgan or Moken] sea gypsies, who were spread throughout the Andaman Sea up through the Mergui Archipelago of Burma, during a time when their way of life was becoming increasingly influenced and changed through contact with outsiders. They speak their own language and number a few thousand only .
Walter White studied these peoples for many years, writing on their language and customs, this, together with White’s 1911 An intorduction to the Mawken Language this is one of the earliest works focussed on the Mawken.
Illustrated with 20 photographic plates and a folding map at the rear.