Dieterlen, Germaine. Classification of plants among the Dogon

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

Title: Classification of plants among the Dogon

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal de la Société des Africanists -- Vol. 22

Published By: Original publisher Journal de la Société des Africanists -- Vol. 22 Paris: Société des Africanists. 1952. HRAF MS: i, 72 p. [original: 115-158 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Germaine Dieterlen

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. Dogon (FA16)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethnobotany (824);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article presents detailed information on the Dogon people's plant classification system (about 300 kinds) which the author collected in the field at Sanga (Bandiagara) in 1950 and 1952. Like all the categories of beings and the things of the universe recognized by the Dogon, the plants are classified into 24 families -- 22 primary and two complementary ones. The plant categories in the universe play an important role and have significant uses in native alimentation and pharmacopoeia. The coherent system of cosmo-biological correspondences reveals the synthesis of the knowledge of the Dogon.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

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. fa16-006

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

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

Note: Translation of: Classification des végétaux chez les Dogon|The original French text is not included Includes bibliographical references (p. 70-72) Translated for the HRAF files by Frieda Schütze

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1937-1952 (esp. 1950-1952)

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-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Cheng-ruey Ma ; 1970

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1950-1952

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Sanga, Bandiagara Circle, Mopti Region, Mali

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Dogons (African people)

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