Lewis, I. M.. Peoples of the Horn of Africa: Somali, Afar, and Saho

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The Somali, Afar (danakil) And Saho

General Introduction

Language

1. The Somali

Tribal Groupings And Demography

Location: Neighbouring Tribes

Nomenclature

Terminology

The Somali And Sab; Tribal-families And Confederacies

The Agnatic Structure Of The Somali And Sab

The Darod

The Ishaak

The Dir

The Pre-hawiya

The Hawiya Jiambelle 18 19

The Sab

The Rahanwein

Negroid And Other Extraneous Peoples

Swahili-speaking Coastal Peoples

The Delimitation Of Territory: Tribal Boundaries

History Of Tribal Movement 35

1. The Arabian Component

2. Racial History

Demography

Population Statistics 53

Non-territorial Groups

The Outcaste Sab 1

Traditions Of Origin Of The Sab

Untitled Section: ...

Physical Environment

Relief 1

Drainage System

(a) Northern Drainage System

(b) Southern Drainage System

Ecology

(a) Northern Region

(b) Southern Regions

Climate

1. British Somaliland 19

2. Somalia 21

Time-reckoning

Soils

French Somaliland

British Somaliland

Vegetation

French Somaliland

British Somaliland 47

Somalia

Main Features Of Economy

Livestock 1

Camels

Cattle

Sheep And Goats

Horses

Agriculture

Traditional Cultivation

Other Economic Activities

Staple Foods

Fishing

Hunting 75

Division Of Labour

Livestock-pastoralism

Agriculture

Artisan And Guild Organizations

Trade

External Trade

Trends Of Economic Change And Development

Press And Radio

Crafts

Pottery

Wood-work

Mats And Fibre Vessels

Cloth-weaving

Leather-work

Iron-work

House-types

Social Organization And Political Structure

Introduction

1. The Tribe As A Territorial Unit

Introduction

Seasonal Movements

Transhumance And Cultivation

Tribal Territory And Water-rights

The Tribe As A Political Unit

Introduction

The Office Of Chief

Criteria Of Appointment Of The Tribal Chief

Investiture Of The Harti “sultan”

The Tribal Practice Of Religion

3. The Unity Of The Tribe In War And Feud

Age-sets

Legal Procedure

1. Homicide (dill). 55

2. Physical Injury (gar). 73

3. Moral Injury.

4. Marriage And The Tribe

The Agnatic Foundation Of Somali Society

Introduction

Terminology

The Rer

Fission And Fusion

Adoption And The Sab

Administration And Government

French Somaliland

British Somaliland

The Italian Trusteeship

Local Administration

Central Administration 87

Political Parties

Judicial Process

Slavery

The Position Of Women

Main Cultural Features

Mental Characteristics

Physical Characteristics

Dress And Ornaments

Hair-dressing

Weapons

Life-cycle

Birth

Circumcision

Infibulation

Marriage (aros)

Divorce

Death And Burial

Religion

Islam In Somaliland

Historical Introduction 1

The Sufi Dervish Orders

Tariqa And Jama’a

The Internal Organization Of The Jama’a Settlement

Saints

The Cult Of The Saint

The Position Of The Dervish Congregations (jama’a) In The Social Structure

Adoption And Status Of Tariqa And Jama’a

The Position Of The Wadad

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Title: Peoples of the Horn of Africa: Somali, Afar, and Saho

Published By: London: International African Institute, 1955. ix, 200 p.: ill., maps [incomplete]

By line: by I. M. Lewis

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Somali (MO04)

Subjects:

Abstract: This is an important work on the Somali. Sections are included on demography, physical environment, economics, socio-political organization, the life-cycle, material culture, religion, etc. There is an exhaustive bibliography. Lewis, a British social anthropologist, wrote this survey before going to Somalia; it contains, therefore, none of his own field data.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: mo04-001

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-189) and index Pages omitted from the files: 1-10, 155-176, 190-194.

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4

Analyst: James R. Leary ; 1959

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Somalia, Djibouti, southeastern Ethiopia

LCSH: Somalis

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