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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Callaway, Henry, 1817-1890
Nursery tales, traditions, and histories of the Zulus, in
their own words, with a translation into English, and notes
Published By: Original publisher
Springvale, South Africa ; Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
; London: John A. Blair ; Davis and Sons ; Trübner and Co.. 1868. xvi, 375 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Canon Callaway
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. 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
Comparative evidence (171);
Literary texts (539);
Age stratification (561);
Kin relationships (602);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Spirits and gods (776);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Puberty and initiation (881);
Adolescent activities (883);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source consists primarily of texts of popular tales
which, according to Callaway, were told by women to children. The author collected these
tales in the Zulu language. His transcription in Zulu appears on the left of each page and
a literal English appears on the right half of the page. Footnotes and appendixes to the
tales contain some ethnographic information and copious references to similar motifs and
tales in other parts of the world.
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
English and Zulu
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Eleanor C. Swanson ; 1979
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)
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Zulu (African people)