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Author Lewis, I. M., author.

Title Peoples of the Horn of Africa (Somali, Afar and Saho) / I.M. Lewis
Published London : Routledge, 2017
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Series Ethnographic survey of Africa ; v. 19
Ethnographic survey of Africa. North Eastern Africa ; pt. 1
Ethnographic survey of Africa ; v. 19
Ethnographic survey of Africa. North-eastern Africa ; pt. 1
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Foreword; Table of Contents; Preface to 1969 Reprint; The Somali, Afar (Danakil) and Saho; General Introduction; Language; I. The Somali; Tribal Groupings and Demography; Location: neighbouring tribes; Nomenclature; Terminology; The Somali and Sab: tribal-families and confederacies; the agnatic structure of the Somali and Sab; The Darod; The Ishaak; The Dir; The Pre-Hawiya; The Hawiya; The Sab; The Rahanwein; Negroid and other extraneous peoples; Swahili-speaking coastal peoples
The Sufi Dervish orderstariqa and jama'a; the internal organization of the jama'a settlement; saints and the cult of the saint; the position of the Dervish congregations (jama'a) in the social structure; adoption and status of tariqa and jama'a; the position of the wadad; II. The Afar (Danakil); Introduction; Tribal Groupings and Demography; Nomenclature; The Asaimara and Adoimara; The Mohammedan petty-states; Population figures; Asaimara ("" red "") nobles; Adoimara ("" white "") commoners; Tribal boundaries; Physical Environment; Country and climate; Vegetation; Main Features of Economy
The agnatic foundation of Somali societyterminology; the rer; fission and fusion; adoption and the Sab; Administration and government; French Somaliland; British Somaliland; the Italian Trusteeship; local administration; central administration; political parties; judicial process; Slavery; The position of women; Main Cultural Features; Mental characteristics; Physical characteristics; Dress and ornaments; Hair-dressing; Weapons; Life cycle; birth; circumclsloll and infibulation; marriage (aros); divorce; death and burial; Religion; Islam in Somaliland; historical introduction
The delimitation of territory: tribal boundariesHistory of tribal movement; the Arabian component; racial history; the Galla and Somali; the Somali; Demography; population statistics; Non-territorial groups; the outcaste sab; traditions of origin of the sab; Physical Environment; Relief; Drainage system; Ecology; Climate; Time-reckoning; Soils; Vegetation; Main Features of Economy; Livestock; camels; cattle; sheep and goats; horses; Agriculture; traditional cultivation; Other economic activities; Staple foods; Fishing; Hunting; Division of labour; Artisan and guild organizations; Trade
Trends of economic change and developmentCrafts; House-types; Social Organization and Political Structure; Introduction; The tribe as a territorial unit; seasonal movements; transhumance and cultivation; tribal territory and water-rights; The tribe as a political unit; The office of chief; criteria of appointment of the tribal chief; investiture of the Harti "" Sultan ""; the nature of the office; the tribal practice of religion; The unity of the tribe in war and feud; age-sets; legal procedure; homicide; physical injury; moral injury; Marriage and the tribe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Afar (African people)
Ethnology -- Horn of Africa
Saho (African people)
Afar (African people)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Saho (African people)
Africa -- Horn of Africa.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315308169