Kirk, J. W. C.. The Yibirs and Midgàns of Somaliland, their traditions and dialects

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The Yibirs and Midgàns of Somaliland, their traditions and dialects

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of the African Society -- Vol. 4

Published By: Original publisher Journal of the African Society -- Vol. 4 London ; New York: MacMillan. 1905. 91-108 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by J. W. C. Kirk

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. Somali (MO04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Special languages (198);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is concerned with the Tomàls, the Midgàns, and the Yibirs, the outcaste Sàb tribes of the Somali. It contains data on their physique, language, distribution, and occupations. Special attention is given to the private dialects of the Midgàns and Yibirs. Kirk was a lieutenant in the (British) Somaliland Battalion of the King's African Rifles at the time of writing.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

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. mo04-016

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1900

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 Soldier-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1959

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 1900

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tomàls, Midgàns, and Yibirs, the outcaste Sàb tribes of Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern Ethiopia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Somalis


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