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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. 2
Published By: Original publisher
London: MacMillan and Co.. 1920. xvi, 433 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);
Linguistic identification (197);
Regulation of marriage (582);
Mode of marriage (583);
Community structure (621);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
General character of religion (771);
Domesticated animals (231);
Pastoral activities (233);
Property system (421);
Labor and leisure (461);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is the second of two volumes that constitute the basic
work on the Ila, written by Smith, a missionary, and Dale, a government administrator. This
volume deals with the Ila life cycle, sexual behavior, religion, language, leisure time
activities, and folklore. Portions of the text printed in Latin, primarily dealing with
sexual activities, are translated in an appendix at the end of this document.
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
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