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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
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
Published By: Original publisher
London: Harrison and Sons. 1913. 159 p., plates ill.,
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.
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);
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
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
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
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).
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)