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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hulstaert, Gustave E.
Vizedom, Monika B.
Marriage among the Nkundu
Published By: Original publisher
Bruxelles: Librairie Falk fils, Georges Van Campenhout,
Successeur. 1938. iv, 520 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Gustave E. Hulstaert
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.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Family relationships (593);
Extended families (596);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Techniques of socialization (861);
Kin relationships (602);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document, by a Belgian Roman Catholic missionary, is
an exhaustive study of the ramifications of marriage and the family in the life of the
Nkundu Mongo, with emphasis on the aboriginal culture. Topics treated include a preliminary
description of Nkundu history and culture, the marriage agreement, the various forms of
marriage and pseudo-marriage, the age of the bride and groom, obstacles to marriage,
married life, polygamy, divorce, death, and children. There is a brief section on kinship
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
English translation from French
Translation of: [Le Mariage des Nkundó Translated for
the HRAF files by Monika B. Vizedom Information on the <highlight
rend='underline'>ndonga</highlight>, the official witness to the marriage, usually
related to both parties, has been indexed for ARRANGING A MARRIAGE. Material on the
<highlight rend='underline'>boóndo</highlight>, a payment in apology or
retraction, has been indexed for ETIQUETTE.
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 ; 1959
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)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mongo (African people)