Hartmann, H.. Some customs of the Luwo (or Nilotic Kavirondo) living in South Kavirondo

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

Title: Some customs of the Luwo (or Nilotic Kavirondo) living in South Kavirondo

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Anthropos -- Vol. 23

Published By: Original publisher Anthropos -- Vol. 23 Wien: Anthropos Administration. 1928. 263-275 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By The Rev. H. Hartmann

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 Conception (842); Childbirth (844); Extended families (596); Polygamy (595); Sexual intercourse (833); Abortion and infanticide (847); Postnatal care (846); Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852); Diet (262); Secondary marriages (587); Sex and marital offenses (684); Status of adolescents (882); Ecstatic religious practices (786); Alcoholic beverages (273); Burial practices and funerals (764); Mourning (765); Agricultural science (242);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document In this brief article Hartmann describes in detail the Luo customs regarding birth, betrothal, marriage, burial, and mourning. The differences between Hartmann's account and those of Hobley, Roscoe and others may be a regional variation. Hartmann worked in the area south of Kavirondo gulf in contrast to the other authorities who mostly reported on the northern areas. Evans-Pritchard observed considerable local variation among the Luo.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 11

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. fl11-011

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1920

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 Missionary-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). 1920-1928

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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