Van Velsen, J.. The missionary factor among the Lakeside Tonga of Nyasaland

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Title: The missionary factor among the Lakeside Tonga of Nyasaland

Published in: The Rhodes-Livingston journal: human problems in British Central Africa -- No. 26

Published By: The Rhodes-Livingston journal: human problems in British Central Africa -- No. 26 Lusaka, Zambia: Published for the Rhodes-Livingston Institute by the Manchester University Press, 1960. 1-22 p.: map

By line: by J. van Velsen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2001. Computer File

Culture: Lakeshore Tonga (FR07)

Subjects: Community heads (622); External relations (648); Revolution (669); Warfare (726); Missions (797);

Abstract: Missionaries arrived in Tongaland in 1877 only a few years after the Tonga won independence from their Ngoni overlords. The missionaries tried to maintain their neutrality among the Tonga, but were drawn into playing a mediating role between rival chiefs, which was exacerbated by building the mission in one of the chief's village. The mission school was well attended and produced an educated class that served the colonial government and economy.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: fr07-002

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1951-1956

Evaluation: Ethnographer-4,5

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ;1999

Coverage Date: 1861-1921

Coverage Place: Nkhata Bay District, Northern Province, Malawi

LCSH: Ethnology--Malawi

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