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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Meek, C. K. (Charles Kingsley),
Tribal studies in northern Nigeria
Published By: Original publisher
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner. 1931. 1-128 p. ;
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
C. K. Meek
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2015. 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
Body alterations (304);
Community structure (621);
Cult of the dead (769);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The author was a government anthropologist in Nigeria when
this study was published. Included in this source are data on the Katab, Kachichere,
Kagoro, Kaje, Morwa, and Jaba, living in what were at the time Zaria and Plateau provinces.
Most of the information is concerned with the Katab, the most numerous of the tribes.
Topics discussed in greater detail than others are: tribal nomenclature, kinship structure,
social customs, political structure, and religion. Of particular interest is the analysis
of the social significance of a type of marriage found among the Katab and neighboring
tribes in which a man elopes with a married woman. The kin groups referred to as clan and
sub-clan have been indexed for 614 (Clans) and 613 (Lineages) respectively.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
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
Government Official, Ethnologist-5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Robert Lee ; 1960; Teferi Adem ; 2010; Ian Skoggard ;
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)
Kaduna and Nasarawa states, Nigeria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Katab (African people)