Wilson, Godfrey. An introduction to Nyakyusa society

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

Title: An introduction to Nyakyusa society

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bantu studies - Vol. 10

Published By: Original publisher Bantu studies - Vol. 10 Johannesburg: The University of the Witwatersrand Press. 1936. 253-291 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication 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 Cultural identity and pride (186); Community structure (621); Age stratification (561); Gender status (562); Childhood activities (857); Family relationships (593); Polygamy (595); Kinship terminology (601); Illegitimacy (848); Premarital sex relations (836); Mode of marriage (583); Arranging a marriage (584); Nuptials (585); Premarital sex relations (836); Extramarital sex relations (837); Puberty and initiation (881);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is a brief synthesis of Nyakyusa society as seen by Wilson in 1936, during the middle of his fieldwork. The major sections include descriptions of the climate and cultural groups, the age-villages, and the chiefdom and wider groups. Much the same material is covered by his wife Monica in later publications. (see particularly 1: Wilson and 2: Wilson, this file.) Wilson died before he was able to publish the major results of his field work.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 8

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. fn17-008

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 1934-1936

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 Social Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1958 ; 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). 1934-1936

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 Nyakyusa (African people)


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