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Title:The Organization and Functions of the Ragbenle Society of the Temne
Author:Dorjahn, Vernon R.
Year:1959
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume:29
Issue:2
Period:April
Pages:156-170
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:Temne
social life
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157518
http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pao:&rft_dat=xri:pao:article:4011-1959-029-02-000004
Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to consider the membership of the Ragbenle, also known as Maneke, - a society, which is closely connected with the chiefs, particularly in conducting the ceremonies associated with their death burial, selection, instruction, and installation, and which in addition, purifies violators of incest prohibitions, heals the chief and anyone else seeking help, divines witches, and provides other supernatural services in terms of both supernatural and human members, and its functions in various aspects of Temne life. Tabel, Map.
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