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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Evans-Pritchard, E. E. (Edward Evan),
Marriage customs of the Luo of Kenya
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 20
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 20
London: Oxford University Press. 1950. 132-142 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Mode of marriage (583);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Gift giving (431);
Premarital sex relations (836);
Termination of marriage (586);
Family relationships (593);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author, a professional anthropologist, obtained his
information for this article mostly from the Alego tribe of Central Kavirondo. It contains
descriptions of pre-marital love-making (codo), marriage ceremonies, bridewealth, divorce,
and in-law avoidance.
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.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
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.
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).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)