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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Hambly, Wilfrid Dyson, 1886-
The Ovimbundu of Angola: Frederick H. Rawson-Field Museum
ethnological expedition to West Africa, 1929-30. ; 84 plates in photogravure and 1
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: [s. n.]. 1934. 89-362 p., plates ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Wilfrid D. Hambly
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. 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
Smiths and their crafts (326);
Literary texts (539);
Kinship terminology (601);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is based upon one year's field research in
Angola and Nigeria as well as a comprehensive bibliographical study on the Ovimbundu and
their neighbors. In this pioneer ethnographic study of the Mbundu the coverage is
reasonably complete, considering the magnitude of the task. Primary emphasis is on
historical reconstruction with the result that several chapters are dedicated to analyzing
the distribution of culture traits of the Ovimbundu and other African tribes. While social
structure is only superficially treated, the following sections are well-documented: music,
literature, the decorative arts and ethnobotany (particularly pp. 138-140).
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 (p. 349-355) The
plates which follow the text have been paginated pp. 363-406.
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.
Richard Schaedel ; 1955
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mbundu (African people)