Hollis, Alfred Claud, Sir, 1874-. A note on the Masai system of relationship

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

Title: A note on the Masai system of relationship

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol. 40

Published By: Original publisher Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland -- Vol. 40 London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britian and Ireland. 1910. 473-482 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by A. C. Hollis

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Maasai (FL12)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Kinship terminology (601);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Hollis gives an extensive list of Maasai kin terms and illustrates their usage. He also briefly discusses the relationship between gift exchange and the method of addressing relatives, the avunculate, interfamily relationships, some marriage rules and cultural defintions and sanctions for adultery and incest.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 3

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. fl12-003

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 1893-1912, 1918-1924

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 Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Amal Vinogradov ; 1965

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1993-1910

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Masai (African people)

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