Thomas, Northcote Whitridge, 1868-1936. Anthropological report on the Ibo-speaking peoples of Nigeria: pt. I. Law and custom of the Ibo of the Awka neighbourhood, S. Nigeria

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

Title: Anthropological report on the Ibo-speaking peoples of Nigeria: pt. I. Law and custom of the Ibo of the Awka neighbourhood, S. Nigeria

Published By: Original publisher London: Harrison and Sons. 1913. 159 p., plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Northcote W. Thomas …

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Igbo (FF26)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Chief executive (643); Legal norms (671); Spirits and gods (776); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Buying and selling (432); Acquisition and relinquishment of property (425); Slavery (567); Sanctions (681); Sex and marital offenses (684); Avoidance and taboo (784);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This report is a generalized survey of the ethnography of the Igbo living in Awka district in northern Iboland. Although many facets of Igbo life are discussed in these pages, major emphasis in the source is on demography, religion and law. While much of the ethnographic information contained herein seems somewhat superficial (in comparison to other sources in the file), it is important since it deals with an area given relatively little attention in the literature.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

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. ff26-019

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1911

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, Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1981

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1911

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Awka District, Anambra State, Nigeria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Igbo (African people)


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