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The Samurai And The Ainu

* Anthropologist C. Loring Brace believe the Ainu were the early nobility and Samurai.

* Anthropologist Marvin Harris believes the Japanese custom of 'white-face' was an emulation of these early noblemen.

5 posted on 02/02/2006 4:26:28 PM PST by blam
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Marvin Harris is Marxist, but maybe he's right about this one.

What's the linguistic relationship of Japanese to other languages? Seems I remember reading that it's believed to be related distantly to Turkic languages.


9 posted on 02/02/2006 4:29:50 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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Jomon Culture
11 posted on 02/02/2006 4:32:39 PM PST by blam
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