Hambly, Wilfrid Dyson, 1886-. Occupational ritual, belief, and custom among the Ovimbundu

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Title: Occupational ritual, belief, and custom among the Ovimbundu

Published in: American anthropologist -- Vol. 35

Published By: American anthropologist -- Vol. 35 Washington, etc.: American Anthropological Association, etc., 1934. 157-167 p.: ill.

By line: By Wilfrid Dyson Hambly

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2002. Computer File

Culture: Ovimbundu (FP13)

Subjects: Hunting and trapping (224); Domesticated animals (231); Smiths and their crafts (326); Music (533); Musical instruments (534); Medical personnel (759); Revelation and divination (787); Ethnobotany (824); Ethnozoology (825);

Abstract: This source deals with the relation between spiritual beliefs and magical acts and the various economic occupations of the Ovimbundu of Angola, with particular reference to the regions of Bailundu, Elende near Cuma, and Ngalangi. The data are classified by the author under food supply (including data on ethno-botany and -zoology), handicrafts, medical and magical practices and practitioners, and children's activities. Incidental data on division of labor along sex and age lines are included. The text includes two plates which have been reproduced.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: fp13-005

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1929-1930

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Eugene Lerner ; 1956

Coverage Date: 1929-1930

Coverage Place: central Angola

LCSH: Mbundu (African people)


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