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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
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);
Land use (311);
Agricultural science (242);
Division of labor by gender (462);
Family relationships (593);
Community structure (621);
Community heads (622);
Status of adolescents (882);
Settlement patterns (361);
Local officials (624);
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
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 bibliographical references
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 ; 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).
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