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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Smith, Edwin William, 1876-1957
Dale, Andrew Murray, d. 1919
The Ila-speaking peoples of Northern Rhodesia: vol.
Published By: Original publisher
London: MacMillan and Co.. 1920. xxviii, 423 p. ill.,
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Rev. Edwin W. Smith ... and Captain Andrew Murray Dale
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2015. 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
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Descriptive somatology (142);
Traditional history (173);
Pastoral activities (233);
Domesticated animals (231);
Community structure (621);
Inter-community relations (628);
Extended families (596);
General character of religion (771);
Spirits and gods (776);
Trial procedure (695);
Community heads (622);
Community councils (623);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is the first of two volumes, published separately in
eHRAF. The set is the basic source on the Ila, written by Smith, a missionary, and Dale,
a government administrator. The first part of this volume covers the history and
physical anthropology of the group. The second part goes into the economic life,
material culture, and medicine of the Ila. The third part deals with the various aspects
of social organization and law.
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
Missionary, Government Official-5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
James R. Leary ; 1961
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
Ila (African people)--Social life and customs//Ila
language//Ila (African people)--Folklore