Cerulli, Enrico. New notes on the astronomical ideas of the Somalis

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

Title: New notes on the astronomical ideas of the Somalis

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: 14 p. [original: 219-227 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 Ordering of time (805); Ethnometeorology (821);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a brief article concerned with the Somali solar year. The author describes the cultural beliefs associated with the Somali annual time cycle as well as a detailed description of two methods used by the Migiurtini Somali to calculate their solar year. Attention is paid to computations of time based on observation of celestial bodies. He analyses the seasonal and astrological terminology of several Somali groups, noting the affinity and variations between them.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 20

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. mo04-020

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: Nuovi appunti sulle nozioni astronomiche dei Somali.|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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