Wilson, Godfrey. An introduction to Nyakyusa society:

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Title: An introduction to Nyakyusa society:

Published in: Bantu studies - Vol. 10

Published By: Bantu studies - Vol. 10 Johannesburg: The University of the Witwatersrand Press, 1936. 253-291 p.

By line: Godfrey Wilson

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

Culture: Nyakyusa and Ngonde (FN17)

Subjects: Cultural identity and pride (186); Community structure (621); Age stratification (561); Gender status (562); Childhood activities (857); Family relationships (593); Polygamy (595); Kinship terminology (601); Illegitimacy (848); Premarital sex relations (836); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Premarital sex relations (836); Extramarital sex relations (837); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: This source is a brief synthesis of Nyakyusa society as seen by Wilson in 1936, during the middle of his fieldwork. The major sections include descriptions of the climate and cultural groups, the age-villages, and the chiefdom and wider groups. Much the same material is covered by his wife Monica in later publications. (see particularly 1: Wilson and 2: Wilson, this file.) Wilson died before he was able to publish the major results of his field work.

Document Number: 8

Document ID: fn17-008

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1934-1936

Evaluation: Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958 ; Teferi Abate Adem; 2010

Coverage Date: 1934-1936

Coverage Place: Nyakyusa, Tanzania and Malawi

LCSH: Nyakyusa (African people)


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