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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Chapelle, Jean, 1905-
Black nomads of the Sahara
Published By: Original publisher
Paris: Librairie Plon. 1957. HRAF ms: 1, 348, 15 leaves
[Original: 8, 449 p.]
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Internal migration (166);
External migration (167);
Settlement patterns (361);
Water supply (312);
Tribe and nation (619);
Traditional history (173);
Normal garb (291);
External relations (648);
Annual cycle (221);
Offenses against life (682);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a study of the nomadic Teda (Toubou) living
primarily within the boundaries of Libya, northeastern Nigeria, Chad and Sudan, with
particular emphasis on those in Tibesti in Chad. After a brief study of early historical
contacts between Teda and other non-Teda groups (including Europeans), Chapelle proceeds to
a lengthy discussion of the various groups of Teda found within the geographical boundaries
mentioned above. These groups consist of the Teda of Tibesti, and the northern and western
oases; Borku, Ennedi and Wadai; Bahr-el-Ghazal and Kanem; and the southwest. Information on
the Zaghawa people whom the author lumps under Teda in his discussion of the Borku, Ennedi
and Wadai division are considered from the standpoint of the Outline of World Cultures to
be a Bideyat (MS5) group. Information on this group, therefore, has been subheaded for the
MS5 Bideyat file. The remainder of the source deals with the exploitation of the
environment, material culture, life cycle events, clan organization and religion. Outside
of the discussion on clan organization, there is relatively little other information in
this source on other aspects of the social structure or social organization. Despite this,
however, the source does represent a fairly well-rounded account of the Teda for the period
studied by the author (ca. 1930-1955).
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: [Nomades noires du Sahara] 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)
Teda communities in Chad and Sudan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Teda (African people)//Tibbu (African people)