Westermann, Diedrich, 1875-1956. Introduction

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I. Description Of The Country And Its People.


Extension Of The Country






Outward Appearance Of The People

Painting The Body

Extraction Of Incisors

Tribal Marks



Clothing And Ornaments



Ii. Occupations.




Goats, Sheep, Fowls, Dogs



Handicrafts, Blacksmiths

Other Crafts


Musical Instruments

Pottery, Smoking And Chewing Of Tobacco

Neck Supports


Brewing Of Beer

Iii. Family Life.


Position Of Women

Rearing And Education Of Children




Dancing And War-plays

Iv. Religion.


Nyikang, And The Origion Of The Shilluks

Nyakao, The Mother Of Nyikang

Nyikang's Emigration

Nyikang's End

How Nyikang Is Adored.

Swearing Oaths By Nyikang

How Nytkang Appears

Nyikang And ”prophets“

Jwok And Nyikang

The Cows Of Nyikang




Soul, Spirit

Abode Of The Deceased


V. Political Institutions.

Residence Of The King


Power Of The King


Division Of The Country

Vi. Ethnical Components Of The Shilluk People.

Early Inhabitants Of The Country

Social Organisation

Relations With The Nubians

Relations With The Dinkas

Relations With The Arabs

Vii. Migrations And History.

Original Seats Of The Shilluks, And Wanderings

The Ruling Element Among The Shilluks

Relations With The Funj

Conquest Of The Shilluk Country

Sir Samuel Baker's Expedition

Conqust By The Egyptians 1871

Rebellion Of The Shilluks

Disturbances Of The Mahdi, Beginning In 1881

Final Defeat Of The Khalifa 1899

Expedition Of The Abyssinians 1898

Latest Events

Christian Missions In The Egyptian Sudan.

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

Title: Introduction

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Shilluk people, their language and folklore

Published By: Original publisher The Shilluk people, their language and folklore Philadelphia: The Board of Foreign Missions of the United Presbyterian Church of North America. 1912. XIX-LXIV p. ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Diedrich Westermann; with eight plates and a sketch map

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. Shilluk (FJ23)

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

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 31

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. fj23-031

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1910

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. Betty Potash ; 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) southern Sudan

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Shilluk (African people)//Shilluk language


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