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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Some customs of the Luwo (or Nilotic Kavirondo) living in
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Extended families (596);
Sexual intercourse (833);
Abortion and infanticide (847);
Postnatal care (846);
Ceremonial during infancy and childhood (852);
Secondary marriages (587);
Sex and marital offenses (684);
Status of adolescents (882);
Ecstatic religious practices (786);
Alcoholic beverages (273);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
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
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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Language: Language that the document is written in
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
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people)