Personal Names and Modes of Address among the Mbeere

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KATAKAMI, Hidetoshi;
(1997)
  • Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • Journal: African Study Monographs, volume 18, issue 3/4, pages 203-212 (issn: 0285-1601)
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  • Subject: Mbeere | Central Kenya | Names and naming | Modes of address

The basic principle of Mbeere naming is to name the newborn after another person, and to reflect in the name its sex, its place in the birth order, the time of marriage negotiation and generation-sets, which are two chronologically alternating sets. Deaths and events du... View more
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