Cerulli, Enrico. The lunar stations in the astronomical ideas of the Somalis and the Danaki

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

Title: The lunar stations in the astronomical ideas of the Somalis and the Danaki

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 1, edited by Enrico Cerulli

Published By: Original publisher Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 1, edited by Enrico Cerulli Roma: A Cura dell'Amministrazione Fiduciaria Italiana della Somalia ; Instituto poligrafico dello Stato P.V.. 1957. HRAF Ms: 13 p. [original: 211-218 p.]

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Enrico Cerulli

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1997. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Somali (MO04)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ethnometeorology (821);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article contains an analysis and comparison of the beliefs of the Somali and the Danakil concerning astrological lunar stations. The author probes the etymology of both the Somali and the Danakil names for these lunar stations, examines varied popular beliefs about the lunar stations, and offers a historical reconstruction in which he points to common Cushitic and ancient Arabic origins of the Somali and Danakil beliefs.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 19

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. mo04-019

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English translation from Italian

Note: Translation of: Le stazione lunari nelle nozioni astronomiche dei Somali e dei Danakil.|The original Italian text is not included Includes bibliographical references Translated for the HRAF files by Piero Biancani

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 Lawyer, Social Scientist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Irving Rosenthal ; John Beierle ; 1971-1972

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

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern Ethiopia

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Somalis

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