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Title:A comparative study on the barter markets of the upper Zaire river
Author:Ankei, Yuji
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
External link:http://repository.kulib.kyoto-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2433/68325/1/ASM_S_4_89.pdf
Abstract:There exist numerous periodic markets in the Republic of Zaire, especially along the upper reaches of the Zaire River (known as the Lualaba until 1971). Many of them are characterized by the direct barter of fish and farm produce. The author carried out an extensive field survey of these markets between the cities of Kasongo and Kindu, which are located at a distance of 2950 km and 2700 km respectively from the mouth of the river. During the years of 1979 and 1980, the author studied the barter economies of the Songola, a Bantu people inhabiting the tropical rain forest stretching out to the north of Kindu. This report describes the distribution and periodicity of the barter markets located to the south of the Songola land, and tries to classify them on a comparative basis with the Songola barter markets. - Fig., ref., sum., tab.