Cerulli, Enrico. How a Hawiye tribe used to live

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Iii. How A Hawiyya Tribe Used To Live

I. The Watering

Ii. The Caravan

Iii. The Camp In Woodland

A) The ‘three By Three’

1. Beautiful Appearance Ugly Substance, Beautiful Substance Ugly Appearance.

2. The Four Cardinal Points.

3. My Desires And The Fears Of Others.

4. The Maid And The Coquette.

5. Silence And Speech.

6. Ingratitude.

7. The Complaisant Girl.

8. Respect Toward The Elders.

9. The Reluctant Girl.

10. Where There Is Nothing To Hope For!...

11. Avarice And Generosity.

12. Love And Gossip.

13. The Hospitality Of The Munificent.

14. Nobles And Commoners.

15. The Dangers Of Eloquence.

16. Brothers And Friends.

17. A Teacher Without Pupils.

18. Love Does Not Call For Discussion By The Tribe.

19. The Three Crises Of Life.

20. Prudence In Speaking.

21. It Is Better Not To Tempt Others!

22. Progress In Reverse.

23. The Rulers As A Necessary Evil.

24. The Rulers And Those Who Disobey Them.

25. The Thankfulness Of The Donkey.

26. The Limits Of Heroism.

27. The Help Of The Tribe.

28. The Qualities Of The Wise Men.

29. Dangers Of Eloquence.

30. Absences And Presences.

31. The Testimony Of The One Who Saw And That Of The One Who Only Heard Talk.

32. Nothing Is Better Than Evil.

33. Beware Of The Slander Of The Elders!

B) Fables And Amusing Songs

1. The Justice Of Men.

2. The Quarrel Of The Butchers.

3. The Sycamore And The Earth.

4. The “grandmother Of The Crocodile” ( 1 ).

5. The Elephant And His Request.

6. The Mother Of The Frog.

7. The Learned Man And The Merry Interpretation Of The Koran.

8. Praise Of Tobacco.

9. How A Chicken Is Cooked.

Iv. The Historical Traditions

1. The Persians Of Sciraz And The Madagän In Mogadiscio.

2. The Founder Of The Abg[unknown]al.

3. The Former Course Of The W[unknown]ebi.

4. The Darandollä Somalis Take Possession Of Mogadiscio.

5. The Origin Of The A[unknown]gur[unknown]an.

6. An Ambush In The War Between B[unknown]adi [unknown]adda And M[unknown]ob[unknown]ilen.

7. The A[unknown]gur[unknown]an Driven From The W[unknown]ebi By The B[unknown]adi ‘addä And G[unknown]al[unknown]ga ‘el.

8. The Abg[unknown]al And The Tradition Of Sal[unknown]ama, The Negress.

V. The ‘vaunt’ Of The Tribes

A) Songs And Stories Of ‘vaunt’

1. Contrast Between ‘am[unknown]udi And Ya[unknown]q[unknown]ub.

2. The Hawiyya Stirpes On The Middle W[unknown]ebi.

3. What Impassions Some Tribes.

4. Where To Look For Some Things Among The Various Tribes.

5. Rich Hospitality And Poor Hospitality Among The Tribes.

6. Tribes As Inimical As Leopards And Lambs.

7. An Arab And Two Somalis Of Different Tribes.

8. The Difficult Dialect Of The Garrä.

9. The Misunderstandings Of The Dialect Of The B[unknown]im[unknown]al.

10. The Destiny Of The Somali Language.

11. The Arab And The Abg[unknown]al Woman.

12. The Language Of The D[unknown]ar[unknown]od And That Of The Hillibi.

13. The Misunderstandings Of The Dialect Of The Rahanw[unknown]en.

14. A Misunderstanding Between Hawiyya And Rahanwén.

15. The Error Of The Rahanw[unknown]en Girl’s Offer.


16. The Slave Refuses Paradise.

17. The Abgal Bedouin And The Deception Of The Freed.

18. The Promise Of The Abg[unknown]al Bedouin.

19. The Abg[unknown]al Bedouin Who Did Not Know Mosquitoes.

20. The Contest In Robbery Between Two [unknown]haw[unknown]adl[unknown]a.

B) Saddehliya On The Vaunt Of The Tribes

1. The Peoples Of The “black Land.”

2. Virtues And Vices Of The Guggun[unknown]dabe, Of The Abg[unknown]al, And Of The[unknown] Haw[unknown]adl[unknown]a.

3. The Qualities Of The Tribes Of The Middle W[unknown]ebi: From The Abg[unknown]al To The Hillibi.

4. What Is Preferable In Three Hawiyya Tribes.

5. The Causes Of The Quarreling Of Three Darandollä Tribes.

6. The Weak Points Of Three Darandollä Tribes.

7. How Various Hawiyya Tribes Shared Vices And Virtues.

C) Proverbs On The ‘vaunt’ Of The Tribes

Vi. The Low Castes Among The Hawiyya

1. The Low Castes Among The B[unknown]adi ‘[unknown]addo.

2. The Low Castes Among The Hawâdlä And The G[unknown]al[unknown]ga‘ál.

3. The Low Castes Among The Abg[unknown]al.

4. The Song Of The Hippopotamus Among The R[unknown]er ‘[unknown]isä.

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2. Marriage Among The M[unknown]olk[unknown]al.

3. Marriage Among The [unknown]haw[unknown]adlä And The G[unknown]al[unknown]ga‘ál.

B) Nuptial Festivities -- Songs Of The Women

Viii. Hereditary Succession

1. The Inheritance Law Of The Abgâl.

Ix. The Assembly Of The Tribe

X. Proverbs

Xi. Astrological Proverbs

Part Iii - How A Hawiyya Tribe Used To Live

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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

Title: How a Hawiye tribe used to live

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 2, edited by Enrico Cerulli

Published By: Original publisher Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 2, edited by Enrico Cerulli Roma: A Cura dell'Amministrazione Fiduciaria Italiana della Somalia ; Instituto poligrafico dello Stato P.V.. 1959. HRAF Ms: 207 p. [original: 203-342, 387-392 p.] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Enrico Cerulli

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 Literary texts (539);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a collection of Somali texts written in the dialect of the Hawiye of the middle valley of the Webi. The texts are concerned with the social life of the Hawiye Somali. These texts were gathered by Cerulli during the several years he spent in the field among the Somali (1919-1922).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 25

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. mo04-025

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from Italian

Note: Translation of: Come viveva una tribù Hawiyya.|The original Italian text is not included Includes bibliographical references Translated for the HRAF files by Piero Biancani

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1919-1922

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 Lawyer, Social Scientist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; Sigrid Khera ; 1972-1973

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1919-1922

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

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Somalis


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