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This article focuses on the Shaba pictographic writing system of the Ersu Tibetans of South-West China. It provides a brief introduction to Shaba calendar books and discusses in detail the divination book [no55ma55 ʂʅ55 ta55] 'Solar Divination'. The article further outlines the seven luminaries calendar of the Ersu, on which this divination book is based, and provides an annotated translation of one section of the Yuexi Bao'an version of [ɲo55ma55ʂʅ55ta55] (the second half of the first lunar month).


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