The Chiga of Western Uganda

1st Edition

May M. Edel

Routledge
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 206 Pages
ISBN 9781138589933 - CAT# K386698
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

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.

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