Cerulli, Enrico. The Somali tribe

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

Title: The Somali tribe

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 3, edited by Enrico Cerulli

Published By: Original publisher Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 3, edited by Enrico Cerulli Roma: Ministero degli Affari Esteri ; Instituto poligrafico dello Stato P.V.. 1964. HRAF Ms: 108 p. [original: 45-113, 225-226, 229 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Enrico Cerulli

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 Kin groups (610); Territorial hierarchy (631);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This document focuses on the social and political organization of the Somali people. It should be noted that the author uses the term 'peoples' to refer not only to subdivisions of the tribe which are roughly equivalent the 'gens (gentes)', but also to groups organized territorially, not 'gentilitially' (by genealogical connections). Data contained in this document deal with the origin and extinction of the kin 'group', the roles and functions of the hereditary and tribal chiefs, the tribal assembly, the 'adopted' of the tribe and their integration into Somali customs, various functional aspects of Somali customary law, and a lengthy concluding chapter on Somali pastoralists and their relationship to the agricultural peoples living along the major rivers of Somalia.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 27

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. mo04-027

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

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

Note: Translation of: La tribù somala.|The original Italian text is not included Includes bibliographical references Translated for the HRAF files by Piero Biancani.|Data on the following ethnic groups have been indexed for additional OWC codes: for information on the 'freed'--the negro agriculturists living along the rivers--the heading Negroid Somaliland Peoples MO05 has been used; for the city tribes of Mogadiscio--Somali Republic MO01; for the Kaffa people--Kafficho MP14; for the Galla of Kenya--Galla FL07 and for the Macha (Gimma) MP18. References to the Ethiopian Galla will be found on pp. 89-94 and 96-99.

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document ca. 1920

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 Lawyer, Social Scientist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; Sigrid Khera ; 1972

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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