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Title:Direitos reais e das sucessões entre os Fulas da Guiné portuguesa
Author:Silva, A.A. daISNI
Periodical:Boletim cultural da Guiné Portuguesa
Geographic term:Guinea-Bissau
Subjects:customary law
land law
Islamic law
land tenure
Abstract:Although Fula law is eassentially based on the Koran many elements and tendencies derived from earlier pagan times or from modern socio-economic changes may be observed. The latter are on the increase and contributing to the westernization of Fula law. Individual and family property is private property, while collective property is public, not in the sense of communal, but meaning, that is belongs to the chief as such and not individually. At the chief's death it passed on to the newly-elected chief, not to the desceadants of the dead one. The concept of private property is becoming more important as the tribe disintegrates. Succession is normally to the eldest brother and failing him, to the eldest son.