Forde, Cyril Daryll, 1902-. The Yoruba-speaking peoples of south-western Nigeria

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The Yoruba-speaking Peoples

General

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

Nomenclature

Location

Grouping

Population Estimates

Density

History And Traditions Of Origin

Language

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Agriculture

Cocoa Farming

Palm Products

Trade

Crafts

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Local And Kinship Grouping

Kinship Terminology (2)

Forms Of Settlement

Age-sets (egbe)

Associations And Guilds

Women's Associations

Cult Groups

The State

Administration

Personnel Of Government

Military Organisation

Legal Procedures

Inheritance Of Goods

Land Tenure

Slavery

Pawning (iwofa)

Main Cultural Features

Dress And Tribal Marks

Birth

Circumcision Rites

Marriage

Divorce

Burial

Religious Beliefs And Cults

Shamanism

Magic

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Oyo

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Distinctive Features

Ife-ilesha

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Language

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Distinctive Cultural Features

Ibadan

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Egba And Egbado (including Tsha, Ife And Related Groups In Dahomey)

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Distinctive Cultural Features

Ijebu

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Ekiti

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Ondo

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

Distinctive Features

Yoruba In The Colony

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Yoruba In The Northern Provinces

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Language

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Main Cultural Features

Religious Beliefs And Cults

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Title: The Yoruba-speaking peoples of south-western Nigeria

Published By: London: International African Institute, 1951. vi, 102 p.: map

By line: Daryll Forde

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Yoruba (FF62)

Subjects: Ethos (181); Cultural participation (184); Linguistic identification (197); Composition of population (162); Domesticated animals (231); Tillage (241); Community (620); Territorial organization (630); Real property (423); Clans (614); Tribe and nation (619);

Abstract: This document is, as the title of the series suggests, a summary of information on the culture of the Yoruba-speaking peoples. As such, it does not present a detailed ethnography, but rather gives the principal features of the Yoruba as a whole and a few of the distinctive characteristics of the primary sub-groups. The author organizes his material in two main parts, the first treating the Yoruba in general and the second, the sub-groups. Each part is subdivided into sections on tribal groupings and demography, language, physical environment, economy, social organization and political structure, and main cultural features. The author recognizes the unequal value of information available on the various groups, which prevents an exact adherence to his subheadings throughout; nevertheless he is probably as consistent in his presentation as possible. Especially valuable is the extensive bibliography following the text. The author was a well-known British social anthropologist.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ff62-001

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1935-1940

Evaluation: Social Anthropologist-4,5

Analyst: George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: 1840-1951

Coverage Place: Nigeria

LCSH: Yoruba (African people)

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