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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Warao oral literature
Published By: Original publisher
Caracas: Editorial Sucre. 1964. 199 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
Literary texts (539);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This collection of Warao folk tales (De-Nobo) was gathered
in a period of five weeks in 1954; the main informant was the chief-priest of the Winikina
Warao who inhabit the central part of the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela. Each story is
presented in the Warao language (transcribed phonemically) and followed by the English
translation of Dr. Henry Osborn. The tales are divided into sections dealing with various
subjects such as: Tales of Origin, Tales of Men and Women, Tales of Animals, Tales of
Enemies, etc. Various versions of the same tale are often given.
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 and Warao (Macro-Chibchan)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199)
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.
Amal Vinogradov ; 1965
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)
Winikina Warao, Orinoco Delta,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings