Leroi-Gourhan, André, 1911-. French Somaliland

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: French Somaliland

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnologie de l'Union Francaise -- Vol. 1

Published By: Original publisher Ethnologie de l'Union Francaise -- Vol. 1 Paris: Presses universitaires de France. 1953. HRAF Ms: 1-23 [original: 422-44, 467-468 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by André Leroi-Gourhan

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

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an ethnography of French Somaliland. The first nine pages of the study deal exclusively with the archaeology and pre-history of the region. The author touches briefly on pastoral activities, food and food preparation, dwellings, furnishings and normal dress. Social organization of the tribes is treated briefly as well as the general Somali attitude toward prestige and honor. Circumcision and excision are the subjects treated most fully with considerable information on marriage customs included. In the last seven pages, the author gives an interesting description of Somali literature, with many illustrative examples of the maxims, proverbs, and riddles common in Somali folk-lore. The author, a French ethnologist, worked largely from secondary source material.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 13

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. mo04-013

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from French

Note: Translation of: La Somalie Francaise.|The original French text is not included Translated for the HRAF files by Bernard Scholl

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 Ethnologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1960

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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