Audiger, Jeanne. The Wolof of the Bas-Ferlo

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Title: The Wolof of the Bas-Ferlo

Published in: Les Cahiers d’Outre-Mer -- Vol. 14

Published By: Les Cahiers d’Outre-Mer -- Vol. 14 Bordeaux: L’Institut de Géographie de la Faculté des Lettres de Bordeaux avec le concours de L’Institut de la France d’Outre-Mer de Bordeaux de la Société de Géographie de Bordeaux et du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1961. HRAF MS: 38 p. ill. maps

By line: Jeanne Audiger

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Wolof (MS30)

Subjects: Settlement patterns (361); Tillage (241); Fishing (226); Internal migration (166); Standard of living (511); External relations (648); Classes (565); Extended families (596);

Abstract: This source is primarily concerned with the economic conditions of the Wolof in the Lower Ferlo region of Senegal. Also discussed are the environment, settlement patterns, agriculture, fishing, internal migration and social organization. This region has an almost equal number of Peul inhabitants, who are pastoralists. (Information on this group has been marked for the Fulani file: MS11.) The Lower Ferlo is a poor country and the differing ways of life present problems of social and economic relations. The author concludes by considering recent attempts at change in the area.

Document Number: 15

Document ID: ms30-015

Document Type: journal article

Language: English translation from French


Translation of: Les Ouolof du Bas-Ferlo. The original French text is not included

Translated for the HRAF files by Grace W. Moore

Field Date: 1957

Evaluation: Unknown-5

Analyst: Joan Steffens; 1963

Coverage Date: 1957

Coverage Place: Lower Ferlo region, Senegal

LCSH: Wolof (African people)


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