Lugg, Harry Camp. Agricultural ceremonies in Natal and Zululand

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

Title: Agricultural ceremonies in Natal and Zululand

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Bantu studies -- Vol. 14

Published By: Original publisher Bantu studies -- Vol. 14 Johannesburg: Witwatersrand University Press. 1929. 357-383 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication H. C. Lugg

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. Zulu (FX20)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Tillage (241); Music (533); Provinces (635); Chief executive (643); Military organization (701); Cult of the dead (769); Sacred objects and places (778); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Magic (789); Organized ceremonial (796);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article compares the observance of the First Fruit Ceremony by the Amafunze tribe of Natal with that of the Amabaso of KwaZulu-Natal, and both in turn with those ceremonies observed by the Zulu kings in early historic times. Most of the informationn was obtained from two informants, Nqaka Ngcobo of the Amafunze and Mageva Kanyile of the Amabaso who frequently assisted with these agricultural ceremonies in their respective tribes. The historical data dealing with the observance of these ceremonies by the Zulu kings came from an account in the Zulu language, contained in 'Uhlangakula' by James Stuart (p. 358, ftn. 1). The author notes that the First Fruit Ceremony has three primary functions in society: (1) to strengthen the chief or kins, (2) to strengthen the army, and (3) the assurance of sanctified and ample crop (p. 360).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 35

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. fx20-035

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

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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 Government Official-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. 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). ca.1800-1920s

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)


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