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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The Sa'dan-Toraja: a study of their social life and
Published By: Original publisher
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff. 1979-1986. v. 1: xii, 338 p.
; v. 2: x, 380 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
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.
Southern Toraja (OG13)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Religious beliefs (770);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a detailed ethnographic study of the Sa'dan-Toraja
people inhabiting part of the region which is designated as Sulawesi Selatan (south
Celebes). The focus of the work is on the Toraja of the Tana Toraja region studied by Hetty
Nooy-Palm during several field trips beginning in 1949-1950 up to November-January
1972-1973 (p. v). This is a two volume work. The first volume deals first with the natural
surroundings and the social and territorial organization of the Sa'dan-Toraja and second
describes Toraja religion, material culture, and priestly organization. Volume II contains
a description of Sa'dan Toraja rituals of the East and of the West.
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
Vol. 2 published : Dordrecht, Holland ; Cinnaminson,
U.S.A. : Foris Publications Includes bibliographical references (v 1. p. 327; v.2 p. 348)
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 ; 1995
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)
Tana Toraja region, South Celebes (Sulawesi
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Toraja (Indonesian people)