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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Van Warmelo, N. J. (Nicolaas Jacobus),
Kinship terminology of the South African Bantu
Published By: Original publisher
Pretoria: Government Printer. 1931. 1-19, 29-37, 118-119
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Nicolaas Jacobus van Warmelo
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
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Organization and analysis of results of research (128);
Comparative evidence (171);
Kinship terminology (601);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This source is the work of a professional ethnographer
whose data were gathered from native informants. It contains a detailed accounting of Zulu
kinship terms, claiming for them a common origin with the terminological systems of related
non-Zulu Bantu peoples, especially Xosa (FX17) and Ndebele (FX18). He argues that
differences among the terminological systems discussed are related to differences among
these groups in behavioral patterns, including especially marital regulations and the
relative import of seniority status within the family and the sib.
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.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references Pages 20-28 and
38-117 contain no material on Zulu and are not included
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.
Jan Simpson ; John Beierle ; 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)