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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Beattie, J. H. M
Nyoro marriage and affinity
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 28, no. 1
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 28, no. 1
London: Pub. for the International African Institute by
the Oxford University Press. 1958. 1-22 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
J. H. M. Beattie
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
Mode of marriage (583);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Kin relationships (602);
Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604);
Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Beattie examines six different kinds of marital union
practiced in Bunyoro, which vary in prestige and in the kind and amount of marriage
payments (MUKAGA). In the second part of the article, he discusses marriage arrangements
and ceremonies. In the last three sections he discusses the relationships between husband
and wife, husband and affines (BUKO), men and their clanswomen's children (BWIHWA). In the
hierarchical system of Banyoro kinship relations, the husband is subordinate to his wife's
kin, and is addressed as 'child' by his parents-in-law. Beattie discusses in detail the
etiquette, exchanges, obligations, and avoidances associated with affinal relationships.
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.
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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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2002
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)
Kihoko, Western Province, Uganda
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nyoro (African people)