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Traditions of Sri Lanka

C. G. Uragoda

Traditions of Sri Lanka

a selection with a scientific background

by C. G. Uragoda

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Published by Vishva Lekha Publishers in Ratnamalana, Sri Lanka .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Folklore -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Traditional medicine -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Herbs -- Therapeutic use.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [284]-302) and index.

      StatementC.G. Uragoda.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR306 .U73 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 327 p. :
      Number of Pages327
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL172378M
      ISBN 109559684302
      LC Control Number99953069
      OCLC/WorldCa44812041

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