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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Junod, Henri Alexandre, 1863-1934
The life of a South African tribe: vol. 1
Published By: Original publisher
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1927. 559 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Henri A. Junod
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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);
Community structure (621);
Localized kin groups (618);
Tribe and nation (619);
Linguistic identification (197);
Traditional history (173);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Division of labor by gender (462);
External relations (648);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Cult of the dead (769);
Visiting and hospitality (574);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Alcoholic beverages (273);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Status and treatment of the aged (888);
Family relationships (593);
Premarital sex relations (836);
Extramarital sex relations (837);
Kinship terminology (601);
Kin relationships (602);
Offenses and sanctions (680);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author, a missionary and head of the Swiss Romande
Mission at Lourenco Marques, lived for many years among the Thonga and knew them
intimately. Suggestions for reform of Thonga customs and beliefs have been kept to a
minimum and appear for the most part at the ends of chapters. In this study Junod made use
not only of his own knowledge and observations of the Thonga but also of Thonga informants,
whose names are indicated in parentheses in the text. Note: Frequent references are made in
the text to the Latin notes which appear on pages 513-520. Translation of these notes was
made into English for HRAF by Richard Neuse, and the translation appears in brackets along
with the Latin text.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Pages omitted from the file: 290-309 inclusive,
dealing with kinship systems of other tribes
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.
Ruth Heffner ; 1953
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
Tsonga (African peoples)