Dundas, Charles, Sir, 1884-1956. Kilimanjaro and its people: a history of the Wachagga, their laws, customs and legends, together with some account of the highest mountain in Africa

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Title: Kilimanjaro and its people: a history of the Wachagga, their laws, customs and legends, together with some account of the highest mountain in Africa

Published By: London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1924. 349 p., 16 plates

By line: Charles Dundas

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Chagga (FN04)

Subjects: Topography and geology (133); Climate (132); Water supply (312); Spirits and gods (776); Disasters (731); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Chief executive (643); Warfare (726); Instigation of war (721); External relations (648); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Theory of disease (753); Dying (763); Puberty and initiation (881); Mode of marriage (583); Nuptials (585); Dwellings (342); Verbal arts (5310);

Abstract: In writing this book it was the author's intention merely to amplify the writings of Bruno Gutmann which had been published up to that time. This volume remains however as the only general one volume description of the Chagga that we possess. The sections on the natural habitat and economic life are of special interest.

Document Number: 4

Document ID: fn04-004

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: ca. 1918

Evaluation: Government Official-5

Analyst: Robert J. Theodoratus ; 1962 : Teferi Abate Adem; 2010

Coverage Date: 1880-1924

Coverage Place: Chagga, Tanzania

LCSH: Chaga (African people)//Kilimanjaro, Mount (Tanzania)

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