Kirk, J. W. C.. The Yibirs and Midgàns of Somaliland, their traditions and dialects

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Title: The Yibirs and Midgàns of Somaliland, their traditions and dialects

Published in: Journal of the African Society -- Vol. 4

Published By: Journal of the African Society -- Vol. 4 London ; New York: MacMillan, 1905. 91-108 p.

By line: by J. W. C. Kirk

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

Culture: Somali (MO04)

Subjects: Special languages (198);

Abstract: This article is concerned with the Tomàls, the Midgàns, and the Yibirs, the outcaste Sàb tribes of the Somali. It contains data on their physique, language, distribution, and occupations. Special attention is given to the private dialects of the Midgàns and Yibirs. Kirk was a lieutenant in the (British) Somaliland Battalion of the King's African Rifles at the time of writing.

Document Number: 16

Document ID: mo04-016

Document Type: Journal Article

Language: English

Field Date: ca. 1900

Evaluation: Soldier-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1959

Coverage Date: ca. 1900

Coverage Place: Tomàls, Midgàns, and Yibirs, the outcaste Sàb tribes of Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern Ethiopia

LCSH: Somalis

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