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Azande

 

(also Sande, Bazenda, Nyam-Nyam; self-designation, a-Zande), a people inhabiting the area between the Wele and Bomu rivers in the Congo (capital Kinshasa) and adjacent districts of the Central African Republic and Sudan. The total population was estimated at about 1.6 million in 1967. The Azande speak the Zande language. Traditional beliefs, such as those of the ancestor cult and the cult of the forces of nature, are maintained. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Azande founded a single league of tribes headed by a paramount chief. They are engaged chiefly in agriculture, producing sorghum, millet, corn, and manioc. Cattle breeding is also practiced. In the late 19th century, the Azande were studied and described by the Russian traveler V. V. Iunker.

REFERENCES

Seligman, C. G. Pagan Tribes of the Nilotic Sudan. London, 1932.
Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic Among the Azande. Oxford, 1937.

Azande

 

(or Banda), a plateau in Central Africa, spanning the Central African Republic, the Congo (since 1971, Zaire; capital, Kinshasa), and the Sudan. It is a watershed between the Congo Basin, Lake Chad, and the Nile. The plateau was formed by crystalline and metamorphic Precambrian rocks. Its average height is 600 to 900 m, the highest point in the west being 1,400 m. Savannah-type vegetation with patches of deciduous forests covers the plateau; evergreen fringe forests grow along the rivers. The Azande Plateau is a source of gold and diamonds.

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Pensemos tambien en la proliferacion de estudios sobre las creencias en brujeria, en Africa y entre el campesinado europeo, que desde la publicacion del trabajo de Evans-Pritchard sobre los azande en 1937 no han dejado de sucederse.
Evans-Pritchard, whose extensive fieldwork and case study method produced classics such as Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande (1937) and Nuer Religion (1956).
25) One notable exception is Carlo Piaggia, an Italian explorer who published an account of his time among the Azande people of southern Sudan between 1863 and 1865.
Evans-Pritchard's Azande respondents in South Sudan maintained that some witches were capable of acting without a full awareness of their destructive intentions (56-60).
Among the Azande in Central Sudan, the duties of kings and princes were separate from those of the oracles.
Desde el punto de vista antropologico, Evans-Prichard al estudiar la brujeria y los aspectos magicos en los Azande del sur de Sudan, anota que para estos el tiempo posee diferentes significados en donde el presente y el futuro se mezclan de tal forma que se considera que las condiciones para un buen futuro se encuentran ya en el presente, entonces esto permite que los Azande por medio del oraculo y las creencias de la fuerza mitica, afronten aqui y ahora las condiciones futuras, en el presente (Evans-Pritchard, 1976, p.
Evans-Pritchard (1978) sobre a magia Azande ou nos textos classicos de Claude Levi-Strauss (1975a; 1975b [1949]) sobre a eficacia simbolica de praticas curativas xamanicas.
Os azande e nos: experimento de antropologia simerica.
Evans-Pritchard, Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic among the Azande (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1937), p.
In 1929 Sutherland was entrapped in a conspiracy against the whites by the Azande tribe, and he was poisoned.
As is well known, the original debate focused on the rationality of so-called "primitive" cultures, and in particular on the rationality of the beliefs and practices of the Azande people.
I have recounted musical ethnographer Gerhard Kubik's travels through the Azande towns and villages in the 1960s to record music in what he described as "the land of the harp".