Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Lewis, I. M.
Peoples of the Horn of Africa: Somali, Afar, and Saho
Published By: Original publisher
London: International African Institute. 1955. ix, 200 p.
ill., maps [incomplete]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by I. M. Lewis
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1997. 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
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an important work on the Somali. Sections are
included on demography, physical environment, economics, socio-political organization, the
life-cycle, material culture, religion, etc. There is an exhaustive bibliography. Lewis, a
British social anthropologist, wrote this survey before going to Somalia; it contains,
therefore, none of his own field data.
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
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-189) and
index Pages omitted from the files: 1-10, 155-176, 190-194
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.
James R. Leary ; 1959
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)
Somalia, Djibouti, southeastern
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings