Kopytoff, Igor. Knowledge and belief in Suku thought

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

Title: Knowledge and belief in Suku thought

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Africa -- Vol. 51, no. 3

Published By: Original publisher Africa -- Vol. 51, no. 3 London: Oxford University Press. 1981. 709-723 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Igor Kopytoff

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2016. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Suku (FO46)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF General character of religion (771); Cult of the dead (769); Cosmology (772); Philosophy (812); Spirits and gods (776); Religious experience (781);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article discusses traditional Suku beliefs relating to dead ancestors. It shows that the Suku, like many other African peoples, recognize the importance of ancestors to the wellbeing of the living. Yet, Suku traditional religion says very little about the existences of these ancestors. When asked about this paradox, the Suku say that they have no way of comprehending the world after death.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 7

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. fo46-007

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

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1958-1959

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 Anthropologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Teferi Abate Adem ; 2014

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1920-1960

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kwango district, Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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

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