Peoples of the Middle Niger Region Northern Nigeria: Western Africa Part XV, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Peoples of the Middle Niger Region Northern Nigeria

Western Africa Part XV, 1st Edition

By Harold Gunn, F. P. Conant


136 pages

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Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark series in association with the International African Institute. The series, published between 1950 and 1977, brings together a wealth of previously un-co-ordinated material on the ethnic groupings and social conditions of African peoples.

Concise, critical and (for its time) accurate, the Ethnographic Survey contains sections as follows:

  • Physical Environment
  • Linguistic Data
  • Demography
  • History & Traditions of Origin
  • Nomenclature
  • Grouping
  • Cultural Features: Religion, Witchcraft, Birth, Initiation, Burial
  • Social & Political Organization: Kinship, Marriage, Inheritance, Slavery, Land Tenure, Warfare & Justice
  • Economy & Trade
  • Domestic Architecture

Each of the 50 volumes will be available to buy individually, and these are organized into regional sub-groups: East Central Africa, North-Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West Central Africa, Western Africa, and Central Africa Belgian Congo.

The volumes are supplemented with maps, available to view on or available as a pdf from the publishers.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Peoples of Kontagora and Zuru 1. Kambari 2. Dakakari 3. Dukawa Part 2: Peoples of the Norther-Eastern Hinterland of the Middle Niger 1. Achipawa 2. Peoples of the Kamuku Group 3. Basa (Bassa) 4. Gbari (Gwari) 5. Koro

About the Series

Ethnographic Survey of Africa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies