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Title:Big houses in Kano Emirate
Author:Hill, PollyISNI
Year:1974
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:44
Issue:2
Pages:117-135
Language:English
Geographic term:Northern Nigeria
Subjects:dwellings
kinship
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3698017
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1974-044-00-000014
Abstract:In this article the author compares an area of the very densely populated farming zone around Kano city (here arbitrarily called 'Dorayi') with a Hausa village, Batagarawa, some 100 miles further north-in Katsina Emirate, northern Nigeria. One of the main differences appeared to be the existence in Dorayi of many big houses, each occupied by forty to one hundred people, most of whom are paternal kin. After a description of the big houses (origin, growth etc.), the author suggests conditions on which such houses tend to develop and to survive. Ref., notes, tables, resume, appendices.
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