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Limba Notes, 1978 - 1988

Identifier: Series 2

Scope and Contents

4 boxes. These notes are on the Limba people in north-central Sierra Leone, primarily concerned with the Wara Wara Bafodea Chiefdom, which has its capital at Bafodea Town. The Limba are the third largest ethnic group in Sierra Leone, after the Mende and the Temne, who live to the south. Anthropological field research was carried out between 1978-1980, and notes on a short 1988 return trip are included here. The notes focus on musical performances and the social and religious rituals.


  • 1978 - 1988


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From the Collection: 35.00 Boxes

From the Collection: 1 folio

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Library Details

Part of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies Repository

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