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Title:Family and Daily Life: An Ethnography of the Datoga Pastoralists in Mangola (1)
Author:Tomikawa, Morimichi
Periodical:Senri Ethnological Studies
Geographic term:Tanzania
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:The Datoga are a pastoralist people living in the various regions of northern Tanzania and having an estimated population of about 30.000. Since the early 1940s, the Mangola region has been an area of settlement for Datoga who migrated there from the Dongobesh area to the east. The present article is an ethnological description based on two years' fieldwork (1961-1964) carried out by the author. Focus is on the Datoga family-life, inter-family and inter-lineage relations and the woman's role in an agnatic descent group. The author also describes customs associated with infants and young children. Sections: Introduction - Datoga household formation - Kinship relations and family organization - Human relations in the hostead - Life stages and associated culture. Bibliogr., fig., photogr.