Gaden, Henri. Senegalese legends and customs: notebooks of Yoro Dyâo

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Title: Senegalese legends and customs: notebooks of Yoro Dyâo

Published in: Revue d’Ethnographie et de Sociologie -- Vol. 3

Published By: Revue d’Ethnographie et de Sociologie -- Vol. 3 Paris: L’Institut Ethnographique International de Paris by Ernest Loroux, Editeur, 1912. HRAF Ms: 69 p. [Original: 119-137, 191-202 p.]

By line: Henri Gaden

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

Culture: Wolof (MS30)

Subjects: Reviews and critiques (114); Traditional history (173); Classes (565); Chief executive (643); Lineages (613); Deliberative councils (646); Territorial hierarchy (631);

Abstract: The author, a colonial administrator, draws his material from the notes of Yoro Dyâo, a native chief. The sections of the notebooks presented and commented on in this source are the Legend of nDyadyane nDyaye and of the founding of the Dyolof empire, and the nomination of and installation of kings in the six countries of Senegal. Much information is given on the social and political organization.

Document Number: 38

Document ID: ms30-038

Document Type: journal article

Language: English translation from French


Translation of: Légendes et Coutumes Sénégalaises: Cahiers de Yoro Dyâo. The original French text is not included

Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Unknown-4

Analyst: Joan Steffens; 1964

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Senegal

LCSH: Wolof (African people)


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