Wilson, Godfrey. The land rights of individuals among the Nyakyusa:

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Title: The land rights of individuals among the Nyakyusa:

Published By: Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia: The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, 1938. 52 p.: map

By line: by Godfrey Wilson

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

Culture: Nyakyusa and Ngonde (FN17)

Subjects: Cereal agriculture (243); Tillage (241); Land use (311); Agricultural science (242); Division of labor by gender (462); Family relationships (593); Polygamy (595); Inheritance (428); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Status of adolescents (882); Settlement patterns (361); Local officials (624); Missions (797); Property system (421);

Abstract: Mr. Wilson, in this concise report, has described the land-tenure system of the Nyakyusa in its physical and social context. Of special interest is his description of the property rights in a polygynous family, the internal population movement and its effects upon the land-tenure rights of the new and former residents, and the legal and economic changes brought about by measures introduced by the British colonial administration.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: fn17-005

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1934-1938

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee ; 1957 ; Teferi Abate Adem; 2010

Coverage Date: 1934-1938

Coverage Place: Nyakyusa, Tanzania and Malawi

LCSH: Ngonde (African people)/Nyakyusa (African people)--Social life and customs//Land tenure--Tanzania


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