Beattie, J. H. M. Nyoro marriage and affinity

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Title: Nyoro marriage and affinity

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 28, no. 1

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 28, no. 1 London: Pub. for the International African Institute by the Oxford University Press, 1958. 1-22 p.

By line: J. H. M. Beattie

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Banyoro (FK11)

Subjects: Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Kin relationships (602); Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604); Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);

Abstract: Beattie examines six different kinds of marital union practiced in Bunyoro, which vary in prestige and in the kind and amount of marriage payments (MUKAGA). In the second part of the article, he discusses marriage arrangements and ceremonies. In the last three sections he discusses the relationships between husband and wife, husband and affines (BUKO), men and their clanswomen's children (BWIHWA). In the hierarchical system of Banyoro kinship relations, the husband is subordinate to his wife's kin, and is addressed as 'child' by his parents-in-law. Beattie discusses in detail the etiquette, exchanges, obligations, and avoidances associated with affinal relationships. .

Document Number: 3

Document ID: fk11-003

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1951-1955

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2002

Coverage Date: 1953

Coverage Place: Kihoko, Western Province, Uganda

LCSH: Nyoro (African people)


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