The Language-Families of Africa

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In every household they honor him as "our grandfather on the left side," "the one from whom we had our beginning" . . . and beg him to rub them with spittle. He does this with many good wishes for their prosperity and many children. This feeling persists only along the female line and ceases where only sons are born. The reverence for the life-giving and character-determining ancestress who is their origin runs like a hidden thread through many sibs. And in a sib of this kind the ancestral bones will be the last resort in case of the desperate sickness of a child (7).

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Chicago: "The Language-Families of Africa," The Language-Families of Africa in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. Thomas, William I. (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937), Original Sources, accessed July 17, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2DG4H98RXB7L77R.

MLA: . "The Language-Families of Africa." The Language-Families of Africa, in Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, edited by Thomas, William I., New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1937, Original Sources. 17 Jul. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2DG4H98RXB7L77R.

Harvard: , 'The Language-Families of Africa' in The Language-Families of Africa. cited in 1937, Primitive Behavior: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, ed. , McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York. Original Sources, retrieved 17 July 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=2DG4H98RXB7L77R.