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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-
The Sherpas of Nepal: Buddhist highlanders
Published By: Original publisher
London: John Murray. 1964. xx, 298 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
[by] Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
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
Pastoral activities (233);
Production and supply (433);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Arranging a marriage (584);
Local officials (624);
Shamans and psychotherapists (756);
Spirits and gods (776);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph provides an excellent background study of
the ethnography of the Sherpas of the region of Khumbu, located at the foot of Mt. Everest
in Nepal. Although emphasis is placed on Sherpa religion, especially on the monastic life,
there are also abundant data on the geography and economy of the region, kinship and social
organization, family life, the village political organization, and the values and moral
concepts of the people. The author, accompanied by his wife, gathered the information for
this study during several field trips to the area in the period of 1953-1962. This
information was further supplemented with data provided by Sherpa informants, particularly
Dorje Ngungdu of Khumjung.
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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.
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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
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 1990
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)
Scattered throughout Nepal, but mainly in
southeastern Nepal in the Khumbu region, near Mt. Everest - especially villages of Khumjung
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Sherpa (Nepalese people)