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“The Barbagia is a part of Sardinia, to which that name was given, on account of the uncivilized state of its inhabitants, who are said to have gone nearly naked.”
“This book profiles dozens of these venerable nonagenarians and centenarians around the world, in four pockets of longevity: the Barbagia region of Sardinia; the island of Okinawa; Loma Linda, California headquarters of the Seventh Day Adventists; and the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.”
“In her childhood, bandits flourished in the Barbagia region, homeless outlaws and vagabonds.”
“The region in the interior of Sardinia called Barbargia or Barbagia still preserves this name.”
“The forests of the Barbagia, into which we now penetrated, like those of the Gallura, are principally virgin forests; the want of roads, of navigable rivers, and even of flottage, presenting formidable obstacles to the conveyance of the timber to the seaboard for exportation, though the first is not insurmountable.”
“Genargentu in the Barbagia range, of the same formation, the highest and most central mountain in Sardinia, has two culminating points of the respective heights of 6230 and 6118 feet.”
“This ancient capital of Barbagia is still the chief place of a province containing a population of 54,000 souls, very much scattered through an extensive and mountainous district, but containing many large villages, such as Fonni, Tonara, and Aritzu already mentioned.”
“The principal chain of primitive mountains trends from north to south, extending through the districts of Gallura, Barbagia, Ogliastra, and”
“Gallura and Barbagia must have been the growth of many centuries.”
“This scheme suited us exactly, as it would lead us into the forest district of Barbagia, which it was our design to visit.”
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