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A MORPHO-SEMATIC ANALYSIS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL INTERPRETATION OF SOME PYGMIES FROM IDJWI ISLAND ANTHROPONYMS RELATED TO ANTONYMOUS SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES


Volume 20, Issue 2, February 2016, Pages 403–412

 A MORPHO-SEMATIC ANALYSIS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL INTERPRETATION OF SOME PYGMIES FROM IDJWI ISLAND ANTHROPONYMS RELATED TO ANTONYMOUS SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Oscar KULYO MANEGABE

Original language: English

Received 21 August 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This paper aims at a morpho-semantic analysis and socio-cultural interpretation of some Idjwi island pygmies'names related to antonymous circumstances. Names are most of the time attributed to pygmies according to the circumstances that surrounded the birth.
Like other Africans, particularly the bantu, pygmies consider the name as a global reality in the sense that it implicitly relate the circumstances of the birth: living conditions of the new baby's parents, the physical conditions, the time of the new baby's birth.
Pygmies are not discriminated through their names because they carry the same names as other members of other ethnic groups arround them. However, discrimination can be seen through the aspect of social relationships with the other ethnic groups. For instance, the bantu say that "Omurhwa arhajeka", i.e. a pygmy does not go at home. That is to say a pygmy cannot be married to a non pygmy, otherwise all the family members of the latter must die. Thus, the carrier of the name tends to behave accordingly in the society. This shows that a name has an impact to the future of the carrier. This paper tries to shed some light in this point.


Author Keywords: anthroponyms, antonymous, socio-cultural, pygmy.


How to Cite this Article


Oscar KULYO MANEGABE, “A MORPHO-SEMATIC ANALYSIS AND SOCIO-CULTURAL INTERPRETATION OF SOME PYGMIES FROM IDJWI ISLAND ANTHROPONYMS RELATED TO ANTONYMOUS SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 403–412, February 2016.