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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Smith, M. G. (Michael Garfield)
Cosmology, practice, and social organization among the Kadara and Kagoro
Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph
Ethnology--Vol. 21, No. 1
Published By: Original publisher
Ethnology--Vol. 21, No. 1
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. 1982. 1-20 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
M. G. Smith
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. 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
Localized kin groups (618);
Cult of the dead (769);
Religious beliefs (770);
Ecclesiastical organization (790);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a comparison of Kagoro and Kadara (FF34) religion and social organization. Both groups are organized into exogamous, localized patrilineages with only a village-level political organization, and practice polygamy, serial polyandry, and wife-abduction. Major differences in social organization are the presence of moieties among the Kagoro and age-sets among the Kadara. With respect to religion, both groups share similar practices and beliefs including: the calendrical [n]ci[/n] rites that organized the seasonal round of agriculture and other subsistence activities; the Obwai and head-hunting cults; the dual religious and political role of priests; a creator god identified with the sun; and witchcraft. A stark difference is that the Kagoro do not believe in an after-life or ancestral spirits.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 20)
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.
Ian Skoggard; 2012
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Katab (African people)