Gamble, David P.. The Wolof of Senegambia: together with notes on the Lebu and the Serer

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Grouping And Demography

Nomenclature

Distribution

Maps Of The Area

Demography

Population

Density

Migrations

Size Of Settlements

Tribal Intermixture

Physical Characteristics

History And Traditions Of Origin

Origins

The Traditional Origin Of Wolof Rule 3

History

General Outlines

History Of The Southern Zone ( Sine-salum ) 22

Language

Literature

Proverbs

Riddles

Secret Languages

Stories

Legends, History, Etc.

Songs

Religious Literature

School Books

Physical Environment

Climate

Seasons

Rainfall

Vegetation 1

Economy

Crops

Farming Methods

Agriculture In The Northern Zone

Farming Calendar, 1950, In Salum

Livestock

Organization And Division Of Labour

Land Tenure

Trade

Fishing

Hunting

Natural Products

Food And Drink

Food 16

Drink

Kola-nuts

Tobacco

Crafts

Settlements And Housing

Rural Settlements

Urban Houses

Social Organization And Political System

Social Organization

Social Stratification

Freeborn ( Jambur Or Gör )

Low-caste Groups ( Nenyo )

Slaves ( Jam )

Descent Groups

Terms Of Kinship And Affinity

Local Groups

The Village ( Deka )

Village Groups

Mobility

Age Grouping

Marriage

Joking Relationships 13

Friendship

Political System

Chieftainship And Government In The Wolof States

Law

Civil Disputes

Criminal Procedure

Marriage Law

Inheritance 37

Life Cycle 1

Birth

Naming Ceremony

Wolof Names

Carrying A Child For The First Time

Circumcision 4

Marriage

Betrothal

Taka (tying The Marriage)

The Marriage-payments

Mur (covering The Bride) Or Chet

Other Forms Of Marriage

Death

Religion

Islam

Pagan Beliefs And Practices

Christianity

Other Cultural Features

Dress And Appearance

Character

Etiquette

Hygiene

Entertainments

Dancing

Drumming

Singing

Other Musical Instruments

Wrestling

Play-acting

Miscellaneous Games

Horsemanship

Lanterns

Changing Social Conditions

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Title: The Wolof of Senegambia: together with notes on the Lebu and the Serer

Published in: London: International African Institute, 1957. 110 p.: ill., maps

Published By: London: International African Institute, 1957. 110 p.: ill., maps

By line: David P. Gamble

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Wolof (MS30)

Subjects: Linguistic identification (197); Tillage (241); Diet (262); History (175); Settlement patterns (361); Food quest (220); Religious denominations (795); Naming (553); Community structure (621); Rule of descent (611); Kin relationships (602); Body alterations (304);

Abstract: This source is the basic synthetic work on the Wolof by a professional anthropologist. Sections are included on demography, history, language, physical environment, economics, socio-political organization, the life cycle, religion, and so on. An excellent bibliography is included. A short description is included of the Lebu, a group of 36,000 (as of 1949) who split off from the Wolof between 1790 and 1810.

Document Number: 1

Document ID: ms30-001

Document Type: monograph

Language: English

Note:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-92)

Field Date: ca. 1948

Evaluation: Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: James R. Leary; 1959

Coverage Date: ca. 1948

Coverage Place: Senegambia region

LCSH: Wolof (African people)

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