The Naron: A Bushman Tribe of the Central Kalahari

The Naron: A Bushman Tribe of the Central Kalahari

By: D. F. Bleek (author)Paperback

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Originally published in 1928, as part of a series of short studies on South African tribes by the School of African Life and Languages at the University of Cape Town, this book analyses the Naron, a Bushmen tribe of the Central Kalahari. Both concise and highly informative, the text contains information on the all of the key aspects of Naron life, with longer sections devoted to folklore and language. Illustrations of typical Naron huts are also included. This is a fascinating volume that will be of value to anyone with an interest in anthropology, linguistics, and hunter-gatherer societies.


1. Naron huts; 2. Introduction; 3. Distribution; 4. Modes of life; 5. Fires and food; 6. Dress; 7. Ornaments; 8. Paint and tattoo; 9. Hair and beard; 10. Weapons; 11. Hunting and trapping; 12. Burning the grass; 13. Tobacco; 14. Games; 15. Music and singing; 16. Dancing; 17. Girls' initiations ceremony; 18. Boys' initiation ceremony; 19. Religious belief; 20. Medicine men; 21. Medicine; 22. Health; 23. Motherhood; 24. Family life; 25. Marriage; 26. Death; 27. Public life; 28. Chieftainship; 29. Trade; 30. Arithmetic; 31. Times and seasons; 32. Traditions; 33. Art; 34. Character; 35. Physical appearance; 36. Capacity as workmen; 37. Folklore; 38. Grammatical sketch: Naron, Auen, Nusan; 39. List of plants.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107647015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 78
  • ID: 9781107647015
  • weight: 120
  • ISBN10: 1107647010

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