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The Naron

The Naron
A Bushman Tribe of the Central Kalahari


  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107647015

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  • Originally published in 1928, as part of a series of short studies on South African tribes by the School of African Life and Languages at the University of Cape Town, this book analyses the Naron, a Bushmen tribe of the Central Kalahari. Both concise and highly informative, the text contains information on the all of the key aspects of Naron life, with longer sections devoted to folklore and language. Illustrations of typical Naron huts are also included. This is a fascinating volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in anthropology, linguistics, and hunter-gatherer societies.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107647015
    • length: 78 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 3 mm
    • weight: 0.13kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Naron huts
    2. Introduction
    3. Distribution
    4. Modes of life
    5. Fires and food
    6. Dress
    7. Ornaments
    8. Paint and tattoo
    9. Hair and beard
    10. Weapons
    11. Hunting and trapping
    12. Burning the grass
    13. Tobacco
    14. Games
    15. Music and singing
    16. Dancing
    17. Girls' initiations ceremony
    18. Boys' initiation ceremony
    19. Religious belief
    20. Medicine men
    21. Medicine
    22. Health
    23. Motherhood
    24. Family life
    25. Marriage
    26. Death
    27. Public life
    28. Chieftainship
    29. Trade
    30. Arithmetic
    31. Times and seasons
    32. Traditions
    33. Art
    34. Character
    35. Physical appearance
    36. Capacity as workmen
    37. Folklore
    38. Grammatical sketch: Naron, Auen, Nusan
    39. List of plants.

  • Author

    D. F. Bleek

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