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 position of the Isaaq Degodia Garre Dulbahante
28
The historical frame
30
Fission along the moiety division and reconstitution of moiety
36
a comparative approach to history
54
Ageset lines and the fahán cycles in the Rendille system
75
The small fur earclipping
174
Kóbola Gär Gabbra including Borqosho and MassaElémo
193
Genealogy of a part of the Elémo subclan showing
199
The togoog brand of Matarbá
209
Genealogical ideas of some Kenya Ajuran
227
Conclusion
234
The emergence of interethnic clan relationships
235
Notes
240

The Gabbra Miigo generationset system
83
The mbao game
124
Alif Lossa of Galbo
131
The interethnic clan clusters
145
Orientation of sacrificial animals
150
Migrations and presentday distribution of Odoola
163
Some genealogical relationships within Usmalo
165
75
250
Rendille clans 1213
253
11
256
Bibliography
266
Index
275
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