Middleton, John, 1921-. The central tribes of the north-eastern Bantu: (The Kikuyu, including Embu, Meru, Mbere, Chuka, Mwimbi, Tharaka, and the Kamba of Kenya)

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Title: The central tribes of the north-eastern Bantu: (The Kikuyu, including Embu, Meru, Mbere, Chuka, Mwimbi, Tharaka, and the Kamba of Kenya)

Published By: Original publisher London: International African Institute. 1953. i-x, 11-71, 96-106 p. map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by John Middleton

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Gikuyu (FL10)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Traditional history (173); Community structure (621); External relations (648); Topography and geology (133); Missions (797); Political movements (668); Tillage (241); Domesticated animals (231); Accumulation of wealth (556); Diet (262); Retail marketing (443); Division of labor by gender (462); Extended families (596); Dwellings (342); Kinship terminology (601); Kin relationships (602); Clans (614); Cultural participation (184); Puberty and initiation (881); Offenses and sanctions (680); Property (420);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This source is a part of the Ethnographic Survey of Africa sponsored by the International African Institute. Its aim is to present a concise, critical and accurate account of the African peoples. This volume is a compilation of literary sources on the peoples of Kenya, relying mostly on the works of Routledge, Dundas, Hobley, Lindblom, Lambert, and Kenyatta. Where descrepancies occur among the authorities, the author has been frequently unable to resolve them satisfactorily. The information presented is largely factual and comparatively brief. It includes descriptions of demographic distribution, language, physical environment, economic features, social and political organization, life cycle, and religious or magical practices. Scattered references on the northern tribes have been marked for the Chuka file.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 1

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. fl10-001

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

Note: Includes bibliographical records (p. 96-102)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Robert Lee ; 1958

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1910-1953

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kenya

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


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