The Nuba: an anthropological study of the hill tribes in Kordofan
Oxford University Press • London • Published In 1947 • Pages:
By: Nadel, S. F. (Siegfried Frederick).
AbstractThis book provides a systematic description of the culturally and linguistically diverse peoples living in the Nuba Hills. Although the ethnographic data pertains mostly to the Heiban, Otoro and Tira peoples, the author also explores the range of social and economic structures of the region by including comparable information from seven neighboring ethnic groups. The main aim is to compare the ten ethnic communities for variation and similarity in three broad cultural domains: kinship structure, clan system, and religious practices. The comparative data is enriched with a region-wide survey of specific themes, including: settlement patterns; economic activities; domestic group dynamics; traditional leaders; and the local effects of increasing integration into the colonial government and contact with Islam and ethnically Arab communities.
- HRAF PubDate
- Sub Region
- Eastern Africa
- Document Type
- Teferi Abate Adem ; 2017
- Coverage Date
- Coverage Place
- South Kordofan, Sudan
- by S.F. Nadel ; With a forward by Sir Hubert Huddleston
- Nuba (African people)