Farther south the frontal horn tends to disappear more or less completely, as in the Angola G.
Under French rule, which has modified the old usages in many respects, local government of the Annamese type tends to supplant this feudal system.
It is uncertain at what period the use of the pastoral staff was introduced; but the evidence tends to show that it was about the 5th century, in Gaul or Spain.
To add to the uncertainties of navigation, the inhabitants along the eastern bank of the stream frequently dig new canals for irrigation purposes, which both reduces the water of the river and tends to make it shift its channel.
- In 1895 the population, which tends to increase slowly, with a preponderance of males over females, numbered 1,568,092.