Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan), 1902-1973. Luo tribes and clans

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

Title: Luo tribes and clans

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Rhodes-Livingstone journal -- No. 7; No. 1-35 also called Human problems in British central Africa.

Published By: Original publisher The Rhodes-Livingstone journal -- No. 7; No. 1-35 also called Human problems in British central Africa. Lusaka, Zambia: Published for the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute by the Manchester University Press. 1949. 24-40 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by E. E. Evans-Pritchard

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Luo (FL11)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kin relationships (602); Tribe and nation (619); Territorial hierarchy (631); Regulation of marriage (582); Offenses against life (682); Settlement patterns (361); Cultural participation (184); Community structure (621); Status, role, and prestige (554); Lineages (613); Sacred objects and places (778); Traditional history (173); Real property (423);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article deals with the tribal and kinship structure of the Luo people, and the importance of kin relationships in political, social and economic matters. The author observes that the Luo lineage system has many features in common with the Nuer and other Nilotic groups.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. fl11-002

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 All references to the clan in this and other sources on the Luo have been marked for 614 (Sib).

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1936

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 Ethnolgoist-5

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

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1936-1949

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)


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