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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Callaway, Henry, 1817-1890
The religious system of the Amazulu: izinyanga zokubula; or,
divination, as existing among the Amazulu, in their own words, with a translation into
English, and notes
Published By: Original publisher
London: Trübner and Co.. 1870 [i.e., 1884]. iv, 448 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
The Rev. Canon Callaway
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. 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
Interviewing in research (124);
Comparative evidence (171);
Linguistic identification (197);
Literary texts (539);
Community heads (622);
Cult of the dead (769);
Religious beliefs (770);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Revelation and divination (787);
Magicians and diviners (791);
Ideas about nature and people (820);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a remarkable source, revealing the complex and
sophisticated religious beliefs of the Zulu. The author, or rather translator, was a
missionary doctor among the Zulu from 1854-1868 (see 13:Callaway). The book consists of
Zulu texts accompanied by English translation and annotation covering such topics as
UNKULUNKULU, or the tradition of creation; the AMATONGO, or ancestor worship; the
significance of dreams and visions; and IZINYANGA ZOKUBULA, or diviners.
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
English and Zulu
Includes bibliographical references Literary Texts
(539) was used to index the Zulu texts, Shamans and Psychotherapists (756) and/or Magicians
and Diviners (791) were used to index INYANGA ZOKUBULA.
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.
Marlene Martin ; 1979
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)
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)