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Title:Sull'organizzazione sociale tradizionale dei borana: contributo al dibattito
Author:Bassi, Marco
Year:1988
Periodical:Africa: rivista trimestrale di studi e documentazione
Volume:43
Issue:4
Pages:523-542
Language:Italian
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Kenya
Subjects:social structure
Boran
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40760328
Abstract:Italian text. Sum.: This article deals with the traditional social organization of the Borana, an Oromo-speaking pastoral group of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. Special attention is given to the political role of four basic institutions: the kinship system, the 'gadaa' (generational group) system, the 'hariyaa' (age group) system, and the 'qaalluu' (religious leader). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. also in French.
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