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Melvil Decimal System: 398.0

Wording: Social Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore > Folklore > Not set

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0
Information
174,134
ℹ️
1
Philosophy and Psychology
161,536
💭
2
Religion
421,381
🙏🏽
3
Social Sciences
880,123
👫
4
Language
117,795
💬
5
Mathematics and Science
273,636
🔬
6
Technology
638,661
💡
7
Arts and Recreation
650,231
🎨
8
Literature
863,493
📚
9
Biography and History
549,572
🗿
30
Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology
176,462
👭
31
Statistics
2,051
📊
32
Political Science
98,961
👑
33
Economics
151,632
🐂
34
Law
90,211
⚖
35
Public Administration, Military Science
44,266
👃
36
Social Problems, Social Services
116,727
🗿
37
Education
119,032
🎓
38
Commerce, Communications, Transportation
33,141
🛣
39
Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
47,640
🎑
390
Customs and folklore
1,371
🎑
391
Costume, Cosmetics and Fashion
4,219
💄
392
Family, Courtship, Marriage and Sex
1,407
👪
393
Social aspects of death
719
⚱
394
General Customs
7,897
🛃
395
Etiquette
2,704
🍴
396
[Formerly "Woman's Position and Treatment"; No longer used]
164
👩‍👩‍👧
397
Nomadic peoples (No longer used)
76
🐫
398
Folklore
29,032
🐉
399
Customs of war and diplomacy
51
🗡
398.0
928
398.1
Primitive traditions
13
398.2
Folk literature
20,792
398.3
Real phenomena as subjects of folklore
721
398.4
Paranatural and legendary phenomena as subjects of folklore
909
👹
398.5
Chapbooks
24
398.6
Riddles
221
😜
398.7
Jokes and jests
9
398.8
Rhymes and rhyming games
2,298
🎤
398.9
Proverbs
708
398.00
3
398.01
31
398.02
8
398.03
22
398.04
66
398.05
8
398.06
10
398.07
15
398.08
129
398.09
Biography; History By Place
634

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Wording

1922 Edition
Modern language
Emoji

"Far Friends"

MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

MDSScheduleRatioCount
29XReligion > Other Religions5.2167

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