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Occupational ritual, belief, and custom among the Ovimbundu

American anthropologist35 • Published In 1934 • Pages: 157-167

By: Hambly, Wilfrid Dyson.

Abstract
This source deals with the relation between spiritual beliefs and magical acts and the various economic occupations of the Ovimbundu of Angola, with particular reference to the regions of Bailundu, Elende near Cuma, and Ngalangi. The data are classified by the author under food supply (including data on ethno-botany and -zoology), handicrafts, medical and magical practices and practitioners, and children's activities. Incidental data on division of labor along sex and age lines are included. The text includes two plates which have been reproduced.
Subjects
Hunting and trapping
Domesticated animals
Smiths and their crafts
Music
Musical instruments
Medical personnel
Revelation and divination
Ethnobotany
Ethnozoology
culture
Ovimbundu
HRAF PubDate
2002
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Southern Africa
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Eugene Lerner ; 1956
Coverage Date
1929-1930
Coverage Place
central Angola
Notes
By Wilfrid Dyson Hambly
LCCN
17015424
LCSH
Mbundu (African people)