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The Ovimbundu of Angola: Frederick H. Rawson-Field Museum ethnological expedition to West Africa, 1929-30. ; 84 plates in photogravure and 1 map

[s. n.]21 (2) • Published In 1934 • Pages: 89-362 , plates

By: Hambly, Wilfrid Dyson.

Abstract
This monograph is based upon one year's field research in Angola and Nigeria as well as a comprehensive bibliographical study on the Ovimbundu and their neighbors. In this pioneer ethnographic study of the Mbundu the coverage is reasonably complete, considering the magnitude of the task. Primary emphasis is on historical reconstruction with the result that several chapters are dedicated to analyzing the distribution of culture traits of the Ovimbundu and other African tribes. While social structure is only superficially treated, the following sections are well-documented: music, literature, the decorative arts and ethnobotany (particularly pp. 138-140).
Subjects
Grammar
Smiths and their crafts
Music
Literary texts
Marriage
Kinship terminology
Burial practices and funerals
Health and welfare
Puberty and initiation
culture
Ovimbundu
HRAF PubDate
2002
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Southern Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Richard Schaedel ; 1955
Coverage Date
1929
Coverage Place
Angola
Notes
by Wilfrid D. Hambly
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-355)
The plates which follow the text have been paginated pp. 363-406.
LCCN
34041556
LCSH
Mbundu (African people)