ANTH 3348 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Akha Language

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ANTH 3348
11/29/2016
Exam will be on units 4,5,6,
Charismatic Leaders, Prophets
Conversion conversion can often involve far reaching types of social change and its
more than just changing your beliefs, people often change the food they eat, the way they
dress, who they are friends with, and other things
The term “ZAH” in the Akha language – means religion but the term also encompasses
the culture and the way of life of Akha culture, “a superorganic concept of culture”, to
change one’s Zah is to convert one’s identity from Akha to something else
o Zah isn’t any better or worse from someone else’s Zah
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