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Title:Subsistence ecology of the Tongwe, Tanzania
Author:Kakeya, MakotoISNI
Periodical:Kyoto University African Studies
Geographic term:Tanzania
Abstract:The Tongwe tribe gets its living not only by agriculture based on shifting cultivation, but also by hunting, fishing and collecting honey. The territory of the Tongwe covers approximately 20,000 sq. km. of the Kigoma and Mpanda Districts of western Tanzania. With focus on the most fundamental aspect of Tongwe life - the subsistence ecology - this report, based on field work in 1971/1972, mainly describes how the Tongwe live in the woodland, analyzes their habitat, subsistence activities and dietary life. The author especially clarifies the basic features of the subsistence ecology of the Tongwe by analyzing the interdependence between the food procurement activities and their habitat, and he analyzes social relationships pertaining to food consumption, focusing mainly on their dietary life, which directly reflects their self sufficient subsistence. Ref., notes, tables, figures, photos.