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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The constitution of Ngonde
Published By: Original publisher
Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia: The Rhodes-Livingstone
Institute. 1939. 86 p. maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Godfrey Wilson
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Nyakyusa and Ngonde (FN17)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Form and rules of government (642);
Chief executive (643);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Revelation and divination (787);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Cult of the dead (769);
General character of religion (771);
Traditional history (173);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Mr. Wilson has traced here the political system of Ngonde
from the traditional period to the present day. The relationships between the political
status of the Kuyungus, the territorial nobles, and the local chiefs, and the economic
practices and religious beliefs of the Ngonde people are carefully delineated. The impact
of British rule upon the development of the native political and judicial institutions is
succinctly described in the concluding part of this monograph.
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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.
Robert Lee ; 1957 ; Teferi Abate Adem; 2010
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ngonde (African people)/Ngonde (African people)--Politics and
government//Ngonde (Malawi)--Politics and government