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Title:The Residential Groups of the Mbuti Pygmies
Author:Ichikawa, Mitsuo
Periodical:Senri Ethnological Studies
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:The residential groups of the Mbuti pygmies are described and analysed, based on the data obtained during field research in the Ituri Forest, eastern Zaire, from 1974 to 1975. Main points discussed are the composition of the band, and the mechanism of band integration. Sections: Ecological background - The Mbuti and villagers - Size and compositions of the bands - Principles of band recruitment (marriage; residence rules; birth and membership in the descent group and the band; endogamy and exogamy) - Genealogical composition of the bands - Fission and fusion of bands - Composition of Mbuti society - Formation of hunting groups - Formation of honey collecting groups - Territory and nomadism - Integration of the Mbuti band - Discussion. App., bibliogr., fig., notes, tab.