Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-. The Sherpas of the Khumbu region

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Sherpas of the Khumbu region

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Mount Everest : formation, population and exploration of the Everest region, by Toni Hagen et al.

Published By: Original publisher Mount Everest : formation, population and exploration of the Everest region, by Toni Hagen et al. London: Oxford University Press. 1963. 124-181 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Sherpa (AK06)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF External migration (167); Pastoral activities (233); Tillage (241); Woven and other interworked fabrics (286); Clothing manufacture (294); Settlement patterns (361); Property system (421); Inheritance (428); External trade (439); Occupational specialization (463); Ethnic stratification (563); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Community structure (621); Local officials (624); General character of religion (771); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Prophets and ascetics (792);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article presents a concise summary of the ethnography of the Sherpas of Khumbu region of Nepal. Specific data deal with historical origins, settlement patterns, agriculture, seasonal nomadism, trade, handicrafts, social and community organization, marriage and family life, property and inheritance, moral concepts and religion, and the monastic life.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. ak06-007

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1953-1957

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1991

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). not specified

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Khumbu region in the Mt. Everest area, Nepal

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Sherpa (Nepalese people)


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