Cannibal, Native, Indigenous

Three words used to describe "others" in Western literature. This topic came up in a previous post, and made me wonder what Google Ngram had to say about it. I made three different graphs because the scales are so vastly different (owing among other things, I'm sure, to multiple uses of the words). Here they are:

Cannibal:


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Tribal


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Indigenous


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Interesting.

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Also of interest: In Search of Sungudogo: A novel of adventure and mystery, set in the Congo.

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