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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Knowledge and belief in Suku thought
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Africa -- Vol. 51, no. 3
Published By: Original publisher
Africa -- Vol. 51, no. 3
London: Oxford University Press. 1981. 709-723 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2016. 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
General character of religion (771);
Cult of the dead (769);
Spirits and gods (776);
Religious experience (781);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This article discusses traditional Suku beliefs relating to
dead ancestors. It shows that the Suku, like many other African peoples, recognize the
importance of ancestors to the wellbeing of the living. Yet, Suku traditional religion says
very little about the existences of these ancestors. When asked about this paradox, the
Suku say that they have no way of comprehending the world after death.
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
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.
Teferi Abate Adem ; 2014
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)
Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic
of the Congo
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Suku (African people)