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N'anga:

rite of affliction, possibly Ngoni origin, 21 , 95 ;

spirits affecting, 23 ;

explained, 26 , 95 ;

performed, 29 -30.

See also Gàngà


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Navarro, V., 154

Ndebele, people (S. Africa, Zimbabwe), 35 , 37 , 60

Ndembu people (W. Zambia), subject of V. Turner's research, 1 -3, 60 , 77 , 108 ,139 -140, 162

Ndika, A., xii , 51 , 142

Needham, R., 127

Neher, A., 127

Nervous breakdown, 45

Networks, 7 , 167

Ngòmà (proto-Bantu, drum, song-dance):

defined, 1 ;

research on, 2 -6;

performance of, 16 -17, 28 -30, 33 - 35 , 44 -48, 52 -54, 110 -116;

as guilds in Sukuma society, 22 ;

in relation to Islam, 31 -32;

of entertainment, in Dar es Salaam, 32 -35;

and stress on divination of Nguni societies, 35 -37;

in Swaziland, 37 -50;

initiation to, in Cape Town, 51 -55;

as proto-Bantu cognate, 68 -69;

hypothesis of historic origin, 73 -74;

summary of patterns of representation of, 79 ;

ontology of, as unique institution, 80 -83;

as uncaptured power base, 177 ;

distribution of cognate in Bantu languages, 197

Ngubane, H., xii , 3 , 49 , 65 , 170 .

See also Sibisi

Nguni language and peoples, 8 , 38 -55, 78

Nkanga, rite of affliction, Mongo, 211

Nkisi (kícì ), 12 , 64 , 67 , 68 , 72 , 74 , 78 -79, 88 , 106 , 139 , 201 ;

musical accompaniment, among Woyo, 212

Nkita, Lower Zaire Kongo cult of affliction for lineage, household and individual wellbeing, 11 , 12 -14, 103 , 135 , 162

Nkula: rite of affliction, Ndembu, 103 ;

Luvale, 162 ;

music in, 212

Nosebleeding, 45 , 51 , 142

Nsenga people (Mozambique), 74

Nsiala Miaka Makengo, xi , 12 -13

Nyamulemule, rite of affliction, Bukavu, of Batembo and Bashi origin, 98

Nyamwezi people (eastern Tanzania), 33 , 60 , 75

Nzembela, K., 14 -18, 165

Nzombo, rite of affliction, Ngbaka origin, 211

Nzondo, rite of affliction, Mongo origin, 209 -210


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