FIGURE 1. Distribution of English and Berinmo colour names.

From the following article:

Colour categories in a stone-age tribe

Jules Davidoff, Ian Davies and Debi Roberson

Nature 398, 203-204(18 March 1999)

doi:10.1038/18335

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The Munsell system provides equally spaced samples in three dimensions, but is shown here as a Mercator projection of hue (horizontal axis) against lightness (vertical axis). The colours used to denote colour categories on these Mercator projections are for illustration only. Eight colour terms for English and five for Berinmo are shown. Dots on English naming data represent the position of focal colours2. Numbers on the Berinmo naming data represent the number of subjects who designated that colour as best example of the category. R, red; Y, yellow; G, green; B, blue; P, pink.

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