(3196) Maklaj

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1978 RY. Discovered 1978 Sept. 1 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Nikolaj Nikolaevich MiklukhoMaklaj (1846–1888), a prominent Russian anthropologist and ethnographer who studied the native populations of southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania and who lived for about three years among the Papuans in New Guinea. (M 12971)