Forde, Cyril Daryll, 1902-. The Yoruba-speaking peoples of south-western Nigeria

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The Yoruba-speaking Peoples

General

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

Nomenclature

Location

Grouping

Population Estimates

Density

History And Traditions Of Origin

Language

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Agriculture

Cocoa Farming

Palm Products

Trade

Crafts

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Local And Kinship Grouping

Kinship Terminology (2)

Forms Of Settlement

Age-sets (egbe)

Associations And Guilds

Women's Associations

Cult Groups

The State

Administration

Personnel Of Government

Military Organisation

Legal Procedures

Inheritance Of Goods

Land Tenure

Slavery

Pawning (iwofa)

Main Cultural Features

Dress And Tribal Marks

Birth

Circumcision Rites

Marriage

Divorce

Burial

Religious Beliefs And Cults

Shamanism

Magic

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Oyo

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Distinctive Features

Ife-ilesha

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Language

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Distinctive Cultural Features

Ibadan

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Egba And Egbado (including Tsha, Ife And Related Groups In Dahomey)

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Distinctive Cultural Features

Ijebu

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Ekiti

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Ondo

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

Distinctive Features

Yoruba In The Colony

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Yoruba In The Northern Provinces

Tribal And Sub-tribal Groupings And Demography

History And Traditions Of Origin

Language

Physical Environment

Main Features Of Economy

Social Organisation And Political Structure

Land Tenure

Main Cultural Features

Religious Beliefs And Cults

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

Title: The Yoruba-speaking peoples of south-western Nigeria

Published By: Original publisher London: International African Institute. 1951. vi, 102 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Daryll Forde

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Yoruba (FF62)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethos (181); Cultural participation (184); Linguistic identification (197); Composition of population (162); Domesticated animals (231); Tillage (241); Community (620); Territorial organization (630); Real property (423); Clans (614); Tribe and nation (619);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document is, as the title of the series suggests, a summary of information on the culture of the Yoruba-speaking peoples. As such, it does not present a detailed ethnography, but rather gives the principal features of the Yoruba as a whole and a few of the distinctive characteristics of the primary sub-groups. The author organizes his material in two main parts, the first treating the Yoruba in general and the second, the sub-groups. Each part is subdivided into sections on tribal groupings and demography, language, physical environment, economy, social organization and political structure, and main cultural features. The author recognizes the unequal value of information available on the various groups, which prevents an exact adherence to his subheadings throughout; nevertheless he is probably as consistent in his presentation as possible. Especially valuable is the extensive bibliography following the text. The author was a well-known British social anthropologist.

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. ff62-001

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p.84-102)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1935-1940

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 Social Anthropologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. George R. Bedell ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1840-1951

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

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

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