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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English


  • Domestic Architecture,
  • Sinhalese (Sri Lankan people),
  • Dwellings,
  • Social life and customs

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Statementby Robert Duncan MacDougall
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26580308M

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