Ewab] &c.; native Kii
See also:group in the Dutch East Indies, in the residency of
See also:Amboyna, between 5° and 6° 5' S. and 131° 50' and 133° 15' E., and consisting of four parts: Nuhu-Iut or
See also:Great Kei, Roa or Little Kei, the Tayanda, and the Kur group . Great Kei differs physically in every respect from the other groups . It is of
See also:Tertiary formation (
See also:Miocene), and has a chain of volcanic elevations along the
See also:axis, reaching a height of 2600 ft . Its
See also:area is 290 sq. m., the
See also:land area of the group being 572 sq. m . All the other islands are of
See also:post-Tertiary formation and of level
See also:surface . The group has submarine connexion, under relatively shallow
See also:sea, with the Timorlaut group to the south-west and the chain of islands extending
See also:north-west towards
See also:Ceram; deep
See also:water separates it on the east from the Aru Islands and on the west from the inner islands of the
See also:Banda Sea . Among the products are coco-nuts,
See also:fish, trepang,
See also:maize, yams and
See also:tobacco . The population is about 23,000, of whom 14,900 are pagans, and 8300 Mahommedans . The inhabitants are of three types . There is the true Kei Islander, a Polynesian by his height and black or
See also:brown wavy hair, with a complexion between the Papuan black and the
See also:Malay yellow . There is the pure Papuan, who has been largely merged in the Kei type . Thirdly, there are the immigrant
See also:Malays .
These (distinguished by the use of a
See also:special language and by the profession of Mohammedanism) are descendants of natives of the Banda islands who fled eastward before the encroachments of the Dutch . The pagans have
See also:rude statues of deities and places of sacrifice indicated by
See also:flat-topped cairns . The Kei Islanders are skilful in
See also:carving and celebrated
See also:boat-builders . See C . M . Kan, " Onze geographische kennis der Keij-Eilanden," in Tijdschrift Aardrijkskundig Genootschap (1887);
See also:Martin, " Die Kei-inseln u. ihr Verhaltniss zur Australisch-Asiatischen Grenzlinie," ibid.
See also:part vii . (1890); W . R.
See also:van Hoevell, " De Kei-Eilanden," in Tijdschr.Batavzan . Gen . (1889) ; " Verslagenvan de wetenschappelijke opnemingen en onderzoekingen op de Keij-Eilanden " (1889–1890), by Planten and Wertheim (1893), with map and ethnographical
See also:atlas of the south-western and south-eastern islands by Pleyte;
See also:Langen, Die
See also:oder Kii-Inseln (Vienna, 1902) .
KEIGHLEY (locally KEITHLEY)
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