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2007 | 94 | 1 | 43-58
Article title

Burial rituals among the Konkomba people of northern Ghana

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Abstracts
EN
Among the African peoples an important social and religious role is performed by funeral rituals, which belong to rituals of passage connected with changing of man's status and social position. The rituals of the first and secondary funerals among the Konkomba belong to the most extended of all the rituals of passage. The present article describes and analyses the rituals of the first funeral, which are the burial rituals of elderly people (men and women). They differ in the richness of rites and the social significance from the simpler burials of adult people, children or infants.
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94
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1
Pages
43-58
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ARTICLE
Contributors
  • H. W. Zimon, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski, Wydzial Teologii, Instytut Teologii Fundamentalnej, al. Raclawickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
07CZAAAA02294783
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bwmeta1.element.38119cb7-97a2-38c8-b1f2-e642cd22844f
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