Meek, C. K. (Charles Kingsley), 1885-1965. Tribal studies in northern Nigeria

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Title: Tribal studies in northern Nigeria

Published By: London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1931.1-128 p. ; plates 2-14

By line: C. K. Meek

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2015.

Culture: Katab (FF38)

Subjects: Identification (101); Vocabulary (192); Body alterations (304); Dwellings (342); Community structure (621); Marriage (580); Adoption (597); Kinship (600); Cult of the dead (769); Congregations (794);

Abstract: The author was a government anthropologist in Nigeria when this study was published. Included in this source are data on the Katab, Kachichere, Kagoro, Kaje, Morwa, and Jaba, living in what were at the time Zaria and Plateau provinces. Most of the information is concerned with the Katab, the most numerous of the tribes. Topics discussed in greater detail than others are: tribal nomenclature, kinship structure, social customs, political structure, and religion. Of particular interest is the analysis of the social significance of a type of marriage found among the Katab and neighboring tribes in which a man elopes with a married woman. The kin groups referred to as clan and sub-clan have been indexed for 614 (Clans) and 613 (Lineages) respectively.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ff38-001

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1925-1930

Evaluation: Government Official, Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1960; Teferi Adem ; 2010; Ian Skoggard ; 2012

Coverage Date: 1925-1930

Coverage Place: Kaduna and Nasarawa states, Nigeria

LCSH: Katab (African people)


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