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Title:Oral tradition in the reconstruction of Ningi history ca. 1880-1908
Author:Paton (Jr), Adell
Year:1981
Periodical:Kiabārā: Journal of the Humanities
Volume:4
Issue:2
Pages:105-125
Language:English
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
Subjects:Ningi
oral traditions
history
1880-1889
1890-1899
1900-1909
Abstract:Ningi territory is located in the present-day Bauchi State of northern Nigeria. Fieldwork for a reconstruction of Ningi history began in August 1972 and ended in December 1973. Oral data figured prominently in the reconstruction, which covered the period from ca. 1880-1908. Oral traditions were grouped under two headings: 'core traditions' consisting of traditions recorded in Ningi Division proper, and 'peripheral traditions', or variants found outside the division because of the Ningi raiding character. The study led to some revisions in the historiography of Hausaland. Ref.
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