The Central Ethiopians, Amhara, Tigriňa and Related Peoples: North Eastern Africa Part IV, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Central Ethiopians, Amhara, Tigriňa and Related Peoples

North Eastern Africa Part IV, 1st Edition

By William A. Shack


150 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

1. Introduction 2. Amhara and Tigriňa 3. Falasha 4. Tigre: Beni Amer, Bilen and Related Peoples 5. Gurage 6. Harari 7. Argobba 8. Gafat

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