Downes, Roger Meaden, 1892-. The Tiv tribe

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Title: The Tiv tribe

Published By: Kaduna: The Government Printer, 1933. 101 p.: [incomplete]

By line: R. M. Downes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Tiv (FF57)


Abstract: This document, although brief, presents a well-organized account of the life of the Tiv people and provides a valuable supplement to the works of Abraham and East. Downes stresses the ancestral basis for most of the Tiv magico-religious beliefs and his section on law and justice is particularly good.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: ff57-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: This document consists of excerpts. The 19 geneological tables contained at the end of this (pages 83-101) and referred to in the text have been omitted. The appended map of Tiv clans will be found under 3: Abraham, page 3, since the one which appears in Downes is an exact duplicate of the one in the aforementioned text.

Field Date: 1929-1932

Evaluation: unknown

Analyst: MC ; 1950-1956

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Benue State, Nigeria

LCSH: Tiv (African people)


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