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(1) A Sudanese Kingdom: an Ethnographical Study of the Julcun-speaking Peoples of Nigeria (2) Tribal Studies in Northern Nigeria

Nature volume 128, pages 285286 (22 August 1931) | Download Citation



(1) THIS work on the Jukun of Northern Nigeria has been eagerly awaited by all those who were aware of Mr. Meek's study of this interesting people. Though these “studies were confined to a period of less than five months”, no doubt he has been able to confirm and enlarge his knowledge from many sources in the last decade, during which he has had access to all the anthropological information collected throughout Nigeria. He has made excellent use of his opportunities, and the book may be regarded as authoritative and containing his considered opinion on the customs of the Jukun; in view of the haste with which the African, even in the Northern Provinces, is now shedding his old beliefs, it is unlikely that further researches will throw much additional light on them.

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