Wilson, Godfrey. The constitution of Ngonde

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

Title: The constitution of Ngonde

Published By: Original publisher Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia: The Rhodes-Livingstone Institute. 1939. 86 p. maps

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 Form and rules of government (642); Chief executive (643); Community structure (621); Community heads (622); Territorial hierarchy (631); Classes (565); Status, role, and prestige (554); Revelation and divination (787); Disasters (731); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Cult of the dead (769); General character of religion (771); Traditional history (173); History (175); Acculturation and culture contact (177); Sociocultural trends (178);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Mr. Wilson has traced here the political system of Ngonde from the traditional period to the present day. The relationships between the political status of the Kuyungus, the territorial nobles, and the local chiefs, and the economic practices and religious beliefs of the Ngonde people are carefully delineated. The impact of British rule upon the development of the native political and judicial institutions is succinctly described in the concluding part of this monograph.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. fn17-006

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

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). 1934-1939

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Ngonde (African people)/Ngonde (African people)--Politics and government//Ngonde (Malawi)--Politics and government

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