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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Paul, Robert A.
Skoggard, Ian A., 1953-
Culture summary: Sherpa
Published By: Original publisher
New Haven, Conn.: HRAF. 2004. online document
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Robert A. Paul and HRAF Staff (file evaluation and indexing
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. 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
Culture summary (105);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a culture summary of the Sherpa. Information is
presented on major aspects of Sherpa culture.
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
This culture summary is based on the article 'Sherpa'
by Robert A. Paul, in the Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 3, South Asia. Paul
Hockings, Ed. 1992. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co. File evaluation was written by Ian
Skoggard and indexing notes compiled by John Beierle. Ian Skoggard updated the census
figures from Ethnologue (October 3, 2003, URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/) Includes
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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 2003
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)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sherpa (Nepalese people)