Meek, C. K. (Charles Kingsley), 1885-1965. Tribal studies in northern Nigeria

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

Title: Tribal studies in northern Nigeria

Published By: Original publisher London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner. 1931. 1-128 p. ; plates 2-14

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication C. K. Meek

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Katab (FF38)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Vocabulary (192); Body alterations (304); Dwellings (342); Community structure (621); Marriage (580); Adoption (597); Kinship (600); Cult of the dead (769); Congregations (794);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The author was a government anthropologist in Nigeria when this study was published. Included in this source are data on the Katab, Kachichere, Kagoro, Kaje, Morwa, and Jaba, living in what were at the time Zaria and Plateau provinces. Most of the information is concerned with the Katab, the most numerous of the tribes. Topics discussed in greater detail than others are: tribal nomenclature, kinship structure, social customs, political structure, and religion. Of particular interest is the analysis of the social significance of a type of marriage found among the Katab and neighboring tribes in which a man elopes with a married woman. The kin groups referred to as clan and sub-clan have been indexed for 614 (Clans) and 613 (Lineages) respectively.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. ff38-001

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

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1925-1930

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 Government Official, Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1960; Teferi Adem ; 2010; Ian Skoggard ; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1925-1930

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kaduna and Nasarawa states, Nigeria

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


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