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Title:A Segmentary Society between Colonial Frontiers: The Kissi of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, 1892-1913
Author:Massing, Andreas W.
Year:1980
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal
Volume:9
Issue:1
Pages:1-12
Language:English
Geographic terms:Sierra Leone
Guinea
Liberia
Subjects:Kissi
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Abstract:The Kissi have remained a truly segmentary society despite a recent history which exposed them to more organised and centralized political units such as chiefdoms and large territorial states. An ethnological survey is presented giving details on history, society and location of the several Kissi clans during the colonial period 1892-1913. Added is a tentative list of the Kissi chiefs as they were confirmed or appointed before 1930 by Liberian officials following the establishment of interior rule. Maps, notes.
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