Identities on the Move: Clanship and Pastoralism in Northern Kenya

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Manchester University Press, 1989 - 278 pages
Clan relationships exceed the bounds of the pastoral Rendille, Gabbra, Sakuya, & Somali ethnic groups These affiliations are useful for political & herding needs. This book gives cultural & linguistic information on each of the above tribal groups.
 

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Contents

Alternative forms of inclusion of clans into major units
2
Clan phratry tribe ethnic group as defined by empirical
8
Sakuye clan list
21
The settlement order of the Sakuye at the site of the hayyu and jaldab inaugurations
23
The position of the Isaaq Degodia Garre Dulbaħante and Ajuran in the genealogy of the Somali nation
28
The historical frame
30
Fission along the moiety division and reconstitution of moiety systems in Boran and Tana Orma ethnogenesis
36
a comparative approach to history
54
Migrations and presentday distribution of Odoola
163
Some genealogical relationships within Usmalo
165
The small fur earclipping
174
The wide fur earclipping
175
Frame of a standard Rendille house
179
Kůbola Gār Gabbra including Borqosho and MassaElťmo Gabbra Galbo and Rendille Gaaldeilan
193
Genealogy of a part of the Elťmo subclan showing circumcision years and approximate timedepth of this subclan among the Rendille
199
Spatial arrangements around the hill Kallťs on the occasion of Garawahles sacrifice
202

Ageset lines and the faħŠn cycles in the Rendille system
75
The teeria ageset line in the time sequence
77
The Rendille ideal marriage with a bride of ones FaFaMos clan
78
The cyclical recurrence of marriage constellations in a Rendille descent line
79
Agesets per generation in the various systems
80
The Gabbra Miigo generationset system
83
The Sharbana ageset system
84
The mbao game
124
Alif Lossa of Galbo
131
The interethnic clan clusters
145
Orientation of sacrificial animals
150
Helmale gůlole
204
The togoog brand of MatarbŠ
209
Alternative explications of the Aquiliyy origin of Ajuran
214
Genealogical ideas of some Kenya Ajuran
227
The Gaabanayů brand and the Galleole alif Lossa brand
229
Genealogical relationships between the ancestors of Quchabķr
230
The Tubcha brand and its modifications by diacritical marks
232
Conclusion
234
The emergence of interethnic clan relationships
235
Rendille clans 1213
253
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