Bohannan, Laura. The Tiv of central Nigeria

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Nomenclature And Demography

Nomenclature

Location And Physical Environment

Population And Distribution

Enclaved Groups

Language

History And Traditions Of Origin

Traditions Of Origin

European Exploration And Penetration

Social Organization And Political Structure

The Compound (ya, Pl. Uya)

Physical Appearance Of The Compound

The People Of The Compound

Lineage And Territorial Organization

Genealogical Composition

Territorial And Lineage Segments; The Minimal Segments

The System Of Territorial And Lineage Segments

The Placement Of The Individual: Nongo And Ity[unknown]

Moral And Social Functions Of The Lineage System

Warfare And Homicide

Theft (iiv)

The Marriage Ward (ing[unknown]l) Group

Exogamic Groups

Akombo Groups

Council Groups (“those Who Sit In One Moot,” Mba Tema Jili M[unknown]m

Discussion And Summary

Treaties (ikul)

Leadership

Principles Of Leadership

General Qualifications For Leadership

Positions Of Leadership

Elders

Men Of Affluence And Prestige

Men Of Prestige And Influence

Tiv Leaders

British Administration

First Administration: 1906-1934

Administrative Reorganizations Since 1934

Tiv Administration, 1952

Law

Courts And Codes

Procedure, Witnesses, And Oaths

Scope Of Courts, Moots, And Arbitration

Sasswood Ordeal

Slavery

Pawning

Age-sets

Formation Of Age-sets

Age-set Advisers (igba Kwau)

Mtene

Age-set Activities

Associations

Main Features Of Economy

Migrant Labour

Land Tenure

Labour Groups

Crops And The Use Of Land

Trade And Markets

Migration And Expansion

Reasons For Migration

Modes Of Migration

Pace Of Migration

Kinship

Terms Of Consanguinity

Lineal Terms

Collateral Terms

Collective Terms Of Consanguinity

Terms Of Affinity

Birth, Names, And Circumcision

Birth

Names

Circumcision

Cicatrization, Dress, And Adornment

Cicatrization

Tooth Filing And Ear Piercing

Dress

Adornment

Hair Styles And Personal Adornment

Marriage

Marriage Before 1927

Exchange Marriage (kwase Yamen Sha Ishe)

Marriage By Capture—iye Treaties

Marriage By Purchase—kwase U Sha Uika

Kem Marriage

Present-day Marriage Forms

Kem Marriage

Elopement (ii Kwase)

Marriage Celebrations

Other Forms Of Marriage

“bearing Children At Home” (maren Ha Ya U Ter)

“sister” And “companion” Marriages

Divorce And Widow Inheritance

Stability Of Present-day Kem Marriage

Divorce

Widow Inheritance

Death And Burial

Causes Of Death

Burial

Mourning

Religion

Jijingi

Tsav

Akombo

The Great Akombo

The Mbatsav

Swem And Sasswood

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Paragraph Subjects (OCM)

Publication Information

Author:

Title: The Tiv of central Nigeria

Published By: London: International African Institute, 1953. 100 p.: maps

By line: Laura and Paul Bohannan

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

Culture: Tiv (FF57)

Subjects:

Abstract: This well-organized survey brings together in one volume the existing knowledge of Tiv culture. It contains information on demography, language, history, social organization, political structure, economic activities, kinship and marriage ties, treatment of birth and death, and religious beliefs. As a whole, it is an excellent source of reference on social relationships and behavior but inadequate for description of material culture.

Document Number: 19

Document ID: ff57-019

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 94-96) and index

Field Date: 1949-1952

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Benue State, Nigeria

LCSH: Tiv (African people)

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