Hoernlé, Winifred, 1885-1960. The expression of the social value of water among the Naman of South-West Africa

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Title: The expression of the social value of water among the Naman of South-West Africa

Published in: South African journal of science -- Vol. 20

Published By: South African journal of science -- Vol. 20 Johannesburg: South African Association for the Advancement of Science, 1923. 514-526 p.

By line: Mrs. R. F. A. Hoernlé (A. W. Hoernlé)

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

Culture: Khoi (FX13)

Subjects: Domesticated animals (231); Settlement patterns (361); Topography and geology (133); Disasters (731); Ethnogeography (823); Magic (789); Organized ceremonial (796); Mythology (773); Preventive medicine (751); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Puberty and initiation (881); Functional and adaptational interpretations (182);

Abstract: This article discusses the function of water among the Nama Hottentots. It describes native beliefs regarding the danger of water at life-crisis periods, and the use and taboo of water in ceremonies relating to these crises.

Document Number: 6

Document ID: fx13-006

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: 1912-1913

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: James Leary ; 1958

Coverage Date: 1900-1923

Coverage Place: South Africa

LCSH: Khoisan (African people)

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