book chapter

The life of a South African tribe: vol. 1

Macmillan and Co., LimitedLondon • Published In 1927 • Pages:

By: Junod, Henri Alexandre.

Abstract
The author, a missionary and head of the Swiss Romande Mission at Lourenco Marques, lived for many years among the Thonga and knew them intimately. Suggestions for reform of Thonga customs and beliefs have been kept to a minimum and appear for the most part at the ends of chapters. In this study Junod made use not only of his own knowledge and observations of the Thonga but also of Thonga informants, whose names are indicated in parentheses in the text. Note: Frequent references are made in the text to the Latin notes which appear on pages 513-520. Translation of these notes was made into English for HRAF by Richard Neuse, and the translation appears in brackets along with the Latin text.
Subjects
Cultural identity and pride
Community structure
Localized kin groups
Tribe and nation
Linguistic identification
Traditional history
Mythology
Labor supply and employment
Division of labor by gender
External relations
Puberty and initiation
Cult of the dead
Marriage
Visiting and hospitality
Avoidance and taboo
Diet
Alcoholic beverages
Burial practices and funerals
Status and treatment of the aged
Household
Family relationships
Polygamy
Premarital sex relations
Extramarital sex relations
Kinship terminology
Kin relationships
Cousins
Offenses and sanctions
Ethnometeorology
culture
Tsonga
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Southern Africa
Document Type
book chapter
Evaluation
Creator Type
Missionary
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Ruth Heffner ; 1953
Coverage Date
1895-1927
Coverage Place
South Africa
Notes
Henri A. Junod
Pages omitted from the file: 290-309 inclusive, dealing with kinship systems of other tribes
LCSH
Tsonga (African peoples)