of the Saami
Gestures and Signs
Across all cultures
Gender Roles and Subsistence
Across Asian cultures
of the Pacific Northwest
Our award-winning, membership-based eHRAF World Cultures database contains information on present and past aspects of cultural and social life for a worldwide sample of societies.
Designed with cultural researchers in mind, eHRAF differs from other academic online databases that you may be used to.
The contents are organized by cultures and indexed at the paragraph level by HRAF anthropologists with unique subject identifier codes from the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM), making it ideal for both exploratory, in-depth cultural research, and cross-cultural comparisons.
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Browse over 360 culture collections to discover rich ethnographic data covering a sample of the world's societies.
Each paragraph of text in eHRAF has been indexed by HRAF anthropologists using the Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM), a vast ethnographic classification system and subject thesaurus.
Find ethnographic sources contained in eHRAF by browsing and filtering documents.