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SYNOPSIS The marriage of a Tamil‐speaking Hindu family is described from the beginning of negotiations between the two family‐groups to the establishment of the girl in her husband's family home. The family of the boy takes the initiative in asking for a girl. Caste endogamy is the rule, and...
SYNOPSIS Among many of the Ibibio of south‐eastern Nigeria there exists a society of women known by various names, of which Nyama is that around the Government station of Ikot Ekpene where investigations on this society were carried out. Among the Ibibio the belief exists that clitoridectomy...
SYNOPSIS This article enquires into attempts before 1652 at learning the language of the Hottentots. The information is drawn from Journals by early travellers, who occasionally gave one or more aboriginal words or personal names. Sir Thomas Herbert figures quite prominently in this survey; he...
SYNOPSIS The material culture of the early Sotho‐Tswana settlement in South Africa falls into a distinct three‐fold pattern, one aspect of which is attributable to the Bafokeng. Excavation of early Bafokeng settlements in Basu‐toland has revealed a culture which is traceable also in the southern...
African Methods of Fire‐making. S. Lagercrantz. Studia Ethnographica Upsaliensia, Uppsala; 1954. xvi, 77 pp., illust.
SYNOPSIS The dialect spoken by the Bushmen of the Eastern Transvaal contains not only words borrowed from Zulu‐Swazi, English and Afrikaans, but also reflects an older contact with Sotho and Tsonga speaking tribes. The link between these Bushmen and the ‡khomani of the Southern Kalahari is,...
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