Wilson, Godfrey. The constitution of Ngonde:

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Title: The constitution of Ngonde:

Published By: Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia: The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, 1939. 86 p.: maps

By line: by Godfrey Wilson

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

Culture: Nyakyusa and Ngonde (FN17)

Subjects: Form and rules of government (642); Chief executive (643); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Territorial hierarchy (631); Classes (565); Status, role, and prestige (554); Revelation and divination (787); Disasters (731); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Cult of the dead (769); General character of religion (771); Traditional history (173); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: Mr. Wilson has traced here the political system of Ngonde from the traditional period to the present day. The relationships between the political status of the Kuyungus, the territorial nobles, and the local chiefs, and the economic practices and religious beliefs of the Ngonde people are carefully delineated. The impact of British rule upon the development of the native political and judicial institutions is succinctly described in the concluding part of this monograph.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: fn17-006

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1934-1938

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

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

Coverage Date: 1934-1939

Coverage Place: Ngonde

LCSH: Ngonde (African people)/Ngonde (African people)--Politics and government//Ngonde (Malawi)--Politics and government


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