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Title:The Bayeyi of Ngamiland
Author:Larson, Thomas J.ISNI
Year:1989
Periodical:Botswana Notes and Records (ISSN 0525-5090)
Volume:21
Pages:23-42
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Botswana
Southern Africa
Subjects:Yeyi
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Anthropology, Folklore, Culture
Yeye (African people)
Ngamiland (Botswana)
Sociological analysis
External links:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40979836
http://search.proquest.com/pao/docview/1291923363
Abstract:The Yeyi of Ngamiland of Botswana are a matrilineal, Bantu-speaking people originally from the BaRotse empire of Zambia. The term Yeyi designates the tribe and the people. Their language has incorporated numerous San words with their clicks. Of the many tribal groups which make up the multiracial population of Ngamiland the Yeyi are the most numerous. The author describes their ecological environment, history, social organization, kinship terminology, clan system, demography, the wards of the town of Gomare, the physical arrangement of a Yeyi household, and the Yeyi political structure, courts of law, rites of passage, economy, arts and crafts, harvest festivals, religion, and genealogies, life histories and folktales. Bibliogr.
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