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Title:The Nyau societies: our present understanding
Author:Schoffeleers, M.ISNI
Year:1976
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Volume:29
Issue:1
Pages:59-68
Language:English
Geographic terms:Mozambique
Malawi
Zambia
Subjects:dance
Chewa
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/29778358
Abstract:Nyau are proper to the Chewa-speaking peoples of Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique. It is the name for a masked dance and for the societies which stage this dance. Brief survey of economic, political, social, religious, artistic, and organisational aspects of the nyau and indication of some of the theories proposed with respect to its historical reconstruction.
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