Lloyd, Peter Cutt. The Yoruba lineage

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

Title: The Yoruba lineage

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Africa -- Vol. 25

Published By: Original publisher Africa -- Vol. 25 London: Oxford University Press for The International African Institute. 1955. 235-251 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Peter C. Lloyd

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 Clans (614); Territorial hierarchy (631); Cultural participation (184); Household (592); Settlement patterns (361); Ethnosociology (829); Traditional history (173); Regulation of marriage (582); Towns (632);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document The term lineage as discussed in this article is the patrilineal descent group whose residence is the compound. Because of the legendary nature of lineage origins in most cases, this group has been indexed as a sib. Centering his attention on this kin based group, the author discusses various aspects of the physical and social organization of Yoruba residence compounds, town, and government. The nature of membership and legends of origin of some particular lineages are given, with an indication of intra-cultural differences that occur. At the time of publication the author was a Research Fellow in Anthropology at the West African Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Ibadan, Southern Nigeria. The author cites data from Oyo and Ekiti as characteristic of most Yoruba subtribes.

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. ff62-007

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

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 ca. 1954

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-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). 1950-1960

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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