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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Wilson, Monica Hunter
Good company: a study of Nyakyusa age-villages
Published By: Original publisher
London: Oxford University Press for the International
African Institute. 1951. xiv, 278 p., 16 plates ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Nyakyusa and Ngonde (FN17)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Chief executive (643);
Form and rules of government (642);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Age stratification (561);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Gender status (562);
Kin relationships (602);
Local officials (624);
Settlement patterns (361);
Real property (423);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
External relations (648);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Family relationships (593);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source deals with the structure, economy and values of
Nyakyusa society. For the purposes of the Ngonde file, the Nyakyusa are considered to be
part of the Ngonde nation. The monograph includes discussions of the environment, village
structure, mystical interdependence among members of the age-village, the maintenance of
order, and characteristics of an age-village organization. Effects of European contact,
particularly missionary activities which have succeeded in the conversion of a good number
of Nyakysa to Christianity, are dealt with. A large part of the book consists of documents
relating to the villages, in almost all of which witchcraft and sorcery figure prominently.
Dr. Wilson is currently at the School of African Studies at the University of
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 bibliograpahical references (p. 275-276)
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.
Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957 ; Teferi Abate Adem;
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
Ngonde (African people)/Nyakyusa (African people)//Primitive