Galaal, Muusa H. I.. The terminology and practice of Somali weather lore, astronomy, and astrology

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1. Introduction

2. The Role Of The Somali Weather Lore Expert

3. Some Special Considerations Of The Somali Weather Lore Expert

3.1 The Taawil

3.2 The Dab-shid

3.3 The Month Of Subbuuhh

3.4 The Month Of Waabberiis

3.5 The Night Of Dambasamo

4. The Hhiddigis: The Celestial Bodies

4.1 Stars And Constellations

4.2 The God: The Stations Of The Moon

4.21 Station No. 1: Godan (or Faraaci)

4.22 Station No. 2: Listan

4.23 Station No. 3: Urur (or Lahho, Or Lihho)

4.24 Station No. 4: Cadaad (or Lahh-mar, Or Galgaal)

4.25 Station No. 5: Agaalli-waranley (or Agaalli-cas)

4.26 Station No. 6: Agaalli-caanood (or Agaali-cad) (it Is Sometimes Nicknamed Tun-buur).

4.27 Station No. 7: Afaggaal

4.28 Station No. 8: Naaf-cadde

4.29 Station No. 9: Naaf-madoobe

4.210 Station No. 10: Tar

4.211 Station No. 11: Majin

2.212 Station No. 12: Kuhhdin-awr

4.213 Station No. 13: Kuhhdin-naaso-gaal

4.214 Station No. 14: Dirir

4.215 Station No. 15: Garbo

4.216 Station No. 16: Bayahhow

4.217 Station No. 17: Gudban

4.218 Station No. 18: Lib-cas

4.219 Station No. 19: Hhoorrey

4.220 Station No. 20: Mareego-dheer

4.221 Station No. 21: Madhan

4.222 Station No. 22: Faruur-cirir

4.223 Station No. 23: Jed-kabarre

4.224 Station No. 24: Jed-dhiriqle

4.225 Station No. 25: Jed-gacanle

4.226 Station No. 26: Jed-durruqle

4.227 Station No. 27: Duuganti

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4.228 Station No. 28: Farangaag

4.229 The Empty Stations: The Dibbad Nights



4.3 The Malluug; The Planets

5. The Habeyntiris: The Calculation Of Somali Months And Seasons.

5.1 The Months

5.2 The Seasons

6. Agricultural Aspects Of The Somali Weather Lore System.

7. Weather Lore Sayings, Maxims, And Riddles

8. Suggestions For Further Research

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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: The terminology and practice of Somali weather lore, astronomy, and astrology

Published By: Original publisher Mogadishu, Somalia: Published by the author. 1968. HRAF Ms: iv, 72 p. [original: vii, 77 p.] ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Muusa H. I. Galaal

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 Ethnometeorology (821);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study is concerned exclusively with Somali weather lore system. Using data furnished by a large number of weather lore experts, the author records and analyzes their beliefs. Included in their weather lore are beliefs concerning astrology, astronomy, meterology, the Somali calendar, holidays, and associated behavioral practices - primarily those concerned with Somali pastoral and agricultural life.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 30

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. mo04-030

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Government Official, Indigene-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Irving Rosenthal ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; 1971-1972

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

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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