Goodenough, Ward Hunt
The tribal teachings of the Chagga
Munchen: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1932. HRAF ms: xv, 404 p.
[Original: xvi, 671 p.]: [incomplete]
By line: Bruno Gutmann
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2010. Computer File
Puberty and initiation (881);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Body alterations (304);
Instigation of war (721);
Hunting and trapping (224);
Verbal arts (5310);
Sex training (864);
Gender status (562);
Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852);
Grandparents and grandchildren (603);
Community heads (622);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Basis of marriage (581);
Family relationships (593);
This source, written by a missionary living in the Chagga country,
consists primarily of lectures delivered to the young people by their elders.
These lectures stress the expected behavior for various situations. Most of
them deal with behavior toward primary and secondary relatives, and a number
with behavior toward chieftains, neighbors, sib-mates, blood-brothers, fellow
soldiers, dependents, and so forth. The last quarter of the source gives a
detailed description of a group of age-mates undergoing a circumcision ceremony.
The researcher should note that these texts refer to idealized patterns of
social behavior rather than an objective description. The other two volumes of
this work have not been processed for this file.
Document ID: fn04-003
Component part(s), monograph
English translation from German
Translation of: [Die Stammeslehren der
Translated for the HRAF files by Ward Goodenough
and Dorothy Crawford in 1958. Omitted from the Files: various sections not
dealing with the Chagga.
James R. Leary ; 1958 : Teferi Abate Adem;
Chaga (African people)//Chaga language--Texts