Cosmology and World-View among the Bajau: The Supernatural Beliefs and Cultural Evolution

@article{Yakin2013CosmologyAW,
  title={Cosmology and World-View among the Bajau: The Supernatural Beliefs and Cultural Evolution},
  author={H. S. M. Yakin},
  journal={Mediterranean journal of social sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={4},
  pages={184}
}
  • H. S. M. Yakin
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Mediterranean journal of social sciences
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