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Filices. Gleichenia dichotoma, Willd. . Teressa.
. Little Nicobar . Interior. Acrostichum scandens, J. Sm. · Car Nicobar, etc.; Do. A. aureum, L. . .
Beach forest. Polypodium adnascens, Sw. Northern islands, Everywhere. P. quercifolium, L. . . . Do.
Do. -Supp., And. and Nic. Gazette, May 1897.
From these figures it appears that, on the whole, the population has remained fairly stationary since the last census. With regard to Chowra, I am inclined to believe that the decrease is due not only to the fact that many of the natives have migrated to Camorta and other islands of the group, but to the number of the children now on the island having been understated to the enumerators. Much of the increase shown in the central group and Teressa is attributable to immigration, and very probably also to incorrect information having been furnished to the enumerators, either at this census or the last one. As to the Shom Pen, it is still impossible to ascertain their numbers.-E. H. Man-Supp., And. and Nic. Gazette, March 2, 1901.
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TRADE ARTICLES AND THEIR VALUE IN THE NICOBARS
List of the principal articles imported by the traders for sale to the Kar Nicobarese :
Price in Coconuts.
200 » Tumblers :
20-40 pairs, according to size. Decanters ,
60-80 , China plates.
40-80 , » bowls .
40-80 1 Enamelled plates
40-80 , , cups
40-80 Matches, packet of 12 boxes
1600 White calico, i piece .
800 , Chinese black cloth, 1 piece
600 » Madras handkerchiefs, 1 piece
800-2000 pairs. Fancy coloured chintz and saris .
„ Bombay handkerchiefs . Rice (1 bag of 2 maunds, Calcutta).
300-500 pairs. , (1 bag of 3 maunds, Burma) .
500-600 Chattis and pots .
10-40 American knives .
80-120 „ „ clasp
20-60 Burmese daos Table knives.
40-160 , Two-anna pieces Rupee ·
30-50 Wooden and tin clothes-boxes, looking-glasses, sugar, camphor, Epsom salts, Eno's fruit salt, turpentine, castor oil, cabin biscuits, etc.
PRESENTS AND BARTER
Articles found to be in demand during the cruise of the Terrapin :ANDAMANSRed cotton (salu), clay pipes, leaf tobacco, matches, rice, sugar, axe-heads,
parangs, iron wire and scraps, files, long nails. NICOBARSNorthern.
Southern Islands, Cigars, cigarettes. Cigarettes.
Cigarettes. Chinese and Javanese Chinese and Javanese Chinese and Javanese tobacco. tobacco.
tobacco. Matches. Matches.
Matches. Dried Fish.
Dried fish. Turpentine, quinine, Turpentine, quinine, Turpentine, quinine,
camphor, castor oil, camphor, castor oil, camphor, castor oil, scent, essential oils, scent, essential oils, scent, essential oils, plaster. plaster.
plaster. Silver (?) wire.
Silver (?) wire, soup Silver (?) wire.
ladles. Red cotton. Red cotton.
Silk hats, Malay caps. Malay caps.
Chinese cotton coats
and trousers, sarongs. Biscuits and crusts. Rice.