Van Warmelo, N. J. (Nicolaas Jacobus), 1904-. Kinship terminology of the South African Bantu

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Title: Kinship terminology of the South African Bantu

Published By: Pretoria: Government Printer, 1931. 1-19, 29-37, 118-119 p.

By line: Nicolaas Jacobus van Warmelo

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2005. Computer File

Culture: Zulu (FX20)

Subjects: THEORETICAL ORIENTATION IN RESEARCH AND ITS RESULTS (121); ORGANIZATION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS OF RESEARCH (128); COMPARATIVE EVIDENCE (171); KINSHIP TERMINOLOGY (601);

Abstract: This source is the work of a professional ethnographer whose data were gathered from native informants. It contains a detailed accounting of Zulu kinship terms, claiming for them a common origin with the terminological systems of related non-Zulu Bantu peoples, especially Xosa and Ndebele. He argues that differences among the terminological systems discussed are related to differences among these groups in behavioral patterns, including especially marital regulations and the relative import of seniority status within the family and the sib.

Document Number: 32

Document ID: fx20-032

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references Pages 20-28 and 38-117 contain no material on Zulu and are not included.

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Jan Simpson ; John Beierle ; 1979

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

LCSH: Zulu (African people)

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