Book

Marriage among the Nkundu

Librairie Falk fils, Georges Van Campenhout, Successeur8 • Published In 1938 • Pages: iv, 520

By: Hulstaert, Gustave E., Vizedom, Monika B..

Abstract
This document, by a Belgian Roman Catholic missionary, is an exhaustive study of the ramifications of marriage and the family in the life of the Nkundu Mongo, with emphasis on the aboriginal culture. Topics treated include a preliminary description of Nkundu history and culture, the marriage agreement, the various forms of marriage and pseudo-marriage, the age of the bride and groom, obstacles to marriage, married life, polygamy, divorce, death, and children. There is a brief section on kinship terminology.
Subjects
Marriage
Family relationships
Polygamy
Extended families
Inheritance
Burial practices and funerals
Techniques of socialization
Kin relationships
Lineages
culture
Mongo
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Central Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Missionary
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1959
Coverage Date
1930-1938
Coverage Place
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Notes
Gustave E. Hulstaert
Information on the <highlight rend='underline'>ndonga</highlight>, the official witness to the marriage, usually related to both parties, has been indexed for ARRANGING A MARRIAGE. Material on the <highlight rend='underline'>boóndo</highlight>, a payment in apology or retraction, has been indexed for ETIQUETTE.
Translation of: [Le Mariage des Nkundó
Translated for the HRAF files by Monika B. Vizedom
LCSH
Mongo (African people)