Ressources par la SIL

Supyire Calendar

Editeur : SIL Mali, 2009

The Supyire dry season from November till March is dominated by the warm Harmattan wind blowing off the Sahara. Then the humidity builds from the south before the rain is released in tropical downpours. A good rainy season lasts until October.

The Supyire year has 12 lunar months, each month commencing at a new moon. The Supyire follow both a six-day week and a seven-day week.

Sujet : Anthropologie

Translating the Levitical sacrifices

Abstract: In this article, I begin with section 1 by presenting the five main sacrifices found in the first seven chapters of Leviticus, including their relations to the requirement for Israel to be holy. In section 2, I describe the functions of the levitical sacrifices, and in section 3, I compare these with the functions of the multifarious sacrifices carried out by the Supyire people in southern Mali.

Sujet : Anthropologie

Traces d'une culture commune à l'Afrique sub-saharienne dans les valeurs des Jô du Mali et du Burkina Faso

Auteurs : Hochstetler; Susan
Langues : Jowulu

Ernst R. Wendland (1990) a identifié sept principes organisateurs dans la vie des Chewa et des Tonga au Malawi et en Zambie. Ces thèmes culturels semblent également être une bonne description des principes à l’origine des coutumes traditionnelles chez les Jô du Mali et du Burkina Faso, ce qui conforte l’idée qu’il existe une culture commune à l’Afrique sub-saharienne. Nous allons voir dans ce mémoire des manifestations de ces principes dans la société jô (notamment dans les coutumes de mariage).

Ernst R. Wendland (1990) has identified seven organizing principles in the life of the Chewa and Tonga peoples in Malawi and Zambia. These cultural themes seem also to describe well the foundations of the values that motivate the traditional customs of the Jô people in Mali and Burkina Faso, giving support to the idea of a common culture throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Manifestations of these principles in Jô society (the customs surrounding marriage in particular) are examined in this report.

Sujet : Anthropologie