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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:An Administrative Survey of the Masai Social System
Author:Fosbrooke, H.A.
Year:1948
Periodical:Tanganyika Notes and Records
Volume:26
Pages:1-50
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:Maasai
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:Notes, complied in 1939 after 4 years' service in the Masai District of Tanganyika. The introduction and the conclusion of the present publication date from 1948. The material has a bias on the political side of the social organization. The study comprises the following sections: 1. History (with Chronological chart and genealogy of the Laibon family) - 2. The Laibon (functions; attitude to him and his work; Character of Laibonok and their adaptations to modern conditions; place in tribal government) - 3. The Age Grade System (with age-grade chart and table of distribution of population by generation) - 4. Tribal officials (Laigwanan, Launon, Ol buro engene, Losorutya; Clan organisation chart) - 5. Clan and family matters. Conclusion. Bibliography, map ill. tables.
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