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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:The Tubus of central-eastern Sahara
Authors:Beltrami, VanniISNI
Proto, HarryISNI
Year:2005
Periodical:Africa: rivista trimestrale di studi e documentazione
Volume:60
Issue:2
Pages:221-259
Language:English
Geographic terms:Libya
Niger
Chad
Subjects:Tubu
ethnographic surveys (form)
Abstract:The Tubu - also named Tibbu, Tebou, Tebu or Toubou - are a pastoral nomadic people who speak two similar dialects, Tedaga and Dazaga, and form a single cultural community, extending from the Fezzan and the Kufra oasis in southern Libya to the Tibesti and Ennedi mountains in Chad, and the eastern part of Niger. After an overview of early Tubu history, this article deals with the country and the people, the physical appearance and character of the Tubu, Tubu clothing and weapons, dwellings, daily life and traditional technologies, hygiene and diseases, birth and childhood, marriage and divorce, death and burial rites, personal relationships, religion, artistic creation and recreation, social classes and clans, traditional leadership, relations with neighbouring peoples, colonial occupation, independence, and the present situation with an outlook for the future. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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