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1st Edition

The Chiga of Western Uganda

ISBN 9781138589933
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
210 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1957, this is an account of the Chiga, a Bantu tribe of Western Uganda. The Chiga are an independent farming people who have no tribal organization, and unlike the neighbouring East African peoples of a similar culture, no caste system. For this reason they are of particular comparative and historical interest. Full accounts are given of their social system, indigenous legal procedure, land and property rights, domestic and economic life and religious beliefs, with particular reference to the powerful Nyabingi cult, which, until its suppression by the British, was of vital social and political importance.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Social Structure

3. Kinship

4. Marriage

5. Economics

6. Social Control

7. Religion

8. Education

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