By H. Van Geluwe

Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark sequence in organization with the overseas African Institute. The sequence, released among 1950 and 1977, brings jointly a wealth of formerly un-co-ordinated fabric at the ethnic groupings and social stipulations of African peoples.


Concise, serious and (for its time) exact, the Ethnographic Survey contains sections as follows:




  • Physical Environment



  • Linguistic Data



  • Demography



  • History & Traditions of Origin



  • Nomenclature



  • Grouping



  • Cultural good points: faith, Witchcraft, start, Initiation, Burial



  • Social & Political association: Kinship, Marriage, Inheritance, Slavery, Land Tenure, war & Justice



  • Economy & Trade



  • Domestic Architecture


Each of the 50 volumes can be in the stores separately, and those are prepared into neighborhood sub-groups: East primary Africa, North-Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West imperative Africa, Western Africa, and valuable Africa Belgian Congo.


The volumes are supplemented with maps, to be had to view on routledge.com or on hand as a pdf from the publishers.

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