Lewis, I. M.
The Somali lineage system and the total genealogy: a general introduction to basic principles of Somali political institutions
Hargeisa, British Somaliland: [s.n.], 1957. HRAF Ms: i, 1-72 p. [original: ii, 139 p.]: [incomplete]
I. M. Lewis
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 1997. Computer File
Social stratification (560);
This is a report for administrative officials in the Somali country. It is concerned with the Somali political institutions which Lewis shows to be based on the lineage system. In the sections included here, Lewis discusses kinship, lineage alliances, adoption and genealogical fictions, the position of Asian immigrants, the separate status of Sab bondsmen, the construction of the total genealogy, descent from Arabia, deviant claims of Arabian descent, and independent Arabian clans of sheikhs and teachers. Lewis taught at the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
Document ID: mo04-014
Component part(s), monograph
Report on C.D. and W. [Colonial Development and Welfare] Scheme R. 632 Anthropological Research.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-72)
Only pp. 42-94, 137-139 are included.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1959
Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern Ethiopia