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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Galaal, Muusa H. I.
The terminology and practice of Somali weather lore,
astronomy, and astrology
Published By: Original publisher
Mogadishu, Somalia: Published by the author. 1968. HRAF
Ms: iv, 72 p. [original: vii, 77 p.] ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Muusa H. I. Galaal
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.
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 study is concerned exclusively with Somali weather
lore system. Using data furnished by a large number of weather lore experts, the author
records and analyzes their beliefs. Included in their weather lore are beliefs concerning
astrology, astronomy, meterology, the Somali calendar, holidays, and associated behavioral
practices - primarily those concerned with Somali pastoral and agricultural
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.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references
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
Government Official, Indigene-5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Irving Rosenthal ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ;
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)
Somalia, Djibouti, and southeastern
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings