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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Forde, Cyril Daryll, 1902-
The Yoruba-speaking peoples of south-western Nigeria
Published By: Original publisher
London: International African Institute. 1951. vi, 102 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural participation (184);
Linguistic identification (197);
Composition of population (162);
Domesticated animals (231);
Territorial organization (630);
Real property (423);
Tribe and nation (619);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document is, as the title of the series suggests, a
summary of information on the culture of the Yoruba-speaking peoples. As such, it does not
present a detailed ethnography, but rather gives the principal features of the Yoruba as a
whole and a few of the distinctive characteristics of the primary sub-groups. The author
organizes his material in two main parts, the first treating the Yoruba in general and the
second, the sub-groups. Each part is subdivided into sections on tribal groupings and
demography, language, physical environment, economy, social organization and political
structure, and main cultural features. The author recognizes the unequal value of
information available on the various groups, which prevents an exact adherence to his
subheadings throughout; nevertheless he is probably as consistent in his presentation as
possible. Especially valuable is the extensive bibliography following the text. The author
was a well-known British social anthropologist.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p.84-102)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
George R. Bedell ; 1959
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Yoruba (African people)