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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Le Coeur, Charles, 1903-1944
Teda ethnographic dictionary preceded by a French-Teda
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Librairie Larose. 1950. HRAF ms: 1, 348 l
[Original: 213 p., 37 end plates] ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Charles Le Coeur
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. 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
Water supply (312);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Food preparation (252);
Community heads (622);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Animal by-products (237);
Mats and basketry (285);
Animal transport (492);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Personal grooming (302);
Extended families (596);
Rule of descent (611);
Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606);
Domesticated animals (231);
General tools (412);
Gift giving (431);
Pastoral activities (233);
Verbal arts (5310);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This ethnographic dictionary was compiled by the author as
the result of two one-year study trips, the first to Tibesti in 1933-34 and the second in
1942-43 among the Toubou of the Gouré Circle (Teda and Daza) and the Teda of the Djado
(Circle of Dilma). During the second trip nearly all of the articles contained in this
dictionary were prepared. In 1945-46 Marguerite Le Coeur did a revision of the collected
words based on her study of the Teda of the Djado (p.1). Preceding the dictionary proper,
and acting as an introduction to it, is an excellent structural analysis of Teda phonology.
This is followed by the dictionary itself which contains a wealth of ethnographic data.
Here not only are words given a simple definition, where this treatment is warranted, but
also the more complex concepts are given exhaustive analysis, often extending several text
pages in length. The final section of this source, pp. 190-348, contains the 37 plates (143
photographs). These vary considerably in quality, but generally have not reproduced very
well. However since they do illustrate many of the concepts discussed in the dictionary
part of this source, they do form an important adjunct to this work. The French-Teda
lexicon (pp. 11-52 of the French text, has not been translated.
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 translation from French
Translation of: [Dictionnaire ethnographique téda
précédé d'un lexique français-téda] Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze
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.
John Beierle ; Jan Simpson ; 1982
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Teda (African people)//Tibbu (African people)// French