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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Bourdillon, M. F. C.
Culture Summary: Shona
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven: Human Relations Area Files. 2014. online
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
M. F. C. Bourdillon
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2014. 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
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a culture summary of the Shona people. Information
is presented on major aspects of Shona culture.
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
This culture summary from the article "Shona" by M. F.
C. Bourdillon in the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol, 9, Africa and the Middle East.
John Middleton and Amal Rassam, eds. Boston, Mass.: G. K. Hall & Co. 1995. Teferi Abate
Adem updated the population figures in June 2012. 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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi A. Adem; 2012
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)
Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shona (African people)