Cerulli, Enrico. New notes on Islam in Somalia

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

Title: New notes on Islam in Somalia

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 3, edited by Enrico Cerulli

Published By: Original publisher Somalia, scritti vari editi ed inediti, Vol. 3, edited by Enrico Cerulli Roma: Ministero degli Affari Esteri ; Instituto poligrafico dello Stato P.V.. 1964. HRAF Ms: 37 p. [original: 153-177 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

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This work is composed of a series of previously unpublished notes, collected by Cerulli during his field work among the Somali in the period 1919-1926, and deal, in varying degree and intensity of treatment, with several aspects of Somali ethnology. These notes cover the following: names for the divinity, beliefs and traditions about the serpent, lion, sparrow and trees, prohibited and non-prohibited foods, lycanthropy, rites of exorcism, rites at childbirth, ceremonies for the Somali New Year, astrological beliefs, the history and development of the SEH FARAG religious movement, the confraternities or GEMA 'A (including information on their territory, festivals, and educational facilities), and a list of the Somali names of the months.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 28

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. mo04-028

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: Nuove note sull'Islam in Somalia.|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 1919-1926

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. John Beierle ; Sigrid Khera ; 1972

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1919-1926

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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