Ames, David W.. The dual function of the “Little People” of the forest in the lives of the Wolof

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Title: The dual function of the “Little People” of the forest in the lives of the Wolof

Published in: Journal of American folklore -- Vol. 71

Published By: Journal of American folklore -- Vol. 71 Boston; New York: published for the American Folk-lore Society by Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1958. 23-26 p.

By line: David W. Ames

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Wolof (MS30)

Subjects: Spirits and gods (776); Magic (789); Hunting and trapping (224);

Abstract: The rascally but delightful dwarflike forest creatures of the Wolof folk tales are mischievous to children and drunken adults; however, with the help of magical formulas, they perform useful services to hunters. Thus they betray their roles as shepherds of wild animals.

Document Number: 10

Document ID: ms30-010

Document Type: journal article

Language: English

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Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1950-1951

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee; 1959

Coverage Date: 1950-1951

Coverage Place: Saloum districts; The Gambia and Senegal

LCSH: Wolof (African people)

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