Wilson, Godfrey. The land rights of individuals among the Nyakyusa

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

Title: The land rights of individuals among the Nyakyusa

Published By: Original publisher Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia: The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute. 1938. 52 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Godfrey Wilson

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 Cereal agriculture (243); Tillage (241); Land use (311); Agricultural science (242); Division of labor by gender (462); Family relationships (593); Polygamy (595); Inheritance (428); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Status of adolescents (882); Settlement patterns (361); Local officials (624); Missions (797); Property system (421);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Mr. Wilson, in this concise report, has described the land-tenure system of the Nyakyusa in its physical and social context. Of special interest is his description of the property rights in a polygynous family, the internal population movement and its effects upon the land-tenure rights of the new and former residents, and the legal and economic changes brought about by measures introduced by the British colonial administration.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 5

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. fn17-005

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1934-1938

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 Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1957 ; Teferi Abate Adem; 2010

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1934-1938

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ngonde (African people)/Nyakyusa (African people)--Social life and customs//Land tenure--Tanzania


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