Extrait de J. Roscoe, “The Bagesu,” Cambridge 1924, pp 163-164. The Bakiga (People of Kigezi), Clans and Totems. 2 pages. ts.

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Extrait de J. Roscoe, “The Bagesu,” Cambridge 1924, pp 163-164. The Bakiga (People of Kigezi), Clans and Totems. 2 pages. ts. Jean-Marie Derscheid Collection
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Extrait de J.ROSCOE 11 THE BAG-ESU"
Cambridge 1924 p. 163-164,
THE BKIG ( FEOFLE of KIEZI )
CLANS and TOTEKG.
There was no suprme chlef, but the tribe was divided lnto clans which "re ruled by thelr own elders and llved completely lsolated fro each other; they *ere wven hostile, for one clan would not assoclate With members of another and lt was unsafe for a man to travel alone beyond the boundaries of his oWn clan land. TThen going on a journey two or three men alWays travelled together, and they Went completely armed
There mi^ht be several villages belonglng to one clan, for men might bulld for the^selves a little apart frosa the first village* If anyone wlsned to join one of thse groupe, he had to bring the leader a sheep In order to get -permission to bulld in hls \ vlllajr. Such a village Was called SKILOLSR, and the head-man Was a MUKUIG-U. As the members iioreased, men *ere chosen as elders of the village to asslst the ^TUKUNG-U, who, hoWever, retalned the right of final dcision in ail inatters. No Judgment of a case wan valld unless lt had been set befnre thse elders of the village, and a man had always the right to refuse to accept any other means of trial Fnen a man wanted land he applled to the head of the village for lt, and an annuel rent of a pot of beer Was often imposed. Land thus granted Was handed down from father to son and anyone who Intruded on lt or questioned the owner*s right to it ran a grave risk of being speared down on the spot.
The language vras allied both to Lunyoro and to Lunyankole, so that communication between thse places and KIG-EZI Was possible without much difficulty.
I managed to obtaln the names of some forty-eight clans, but only In a few cases could I find out their totems, though there Was every reason to bellve that each clan had one
CLANS
1. BASIE (totem, ente ngobe, a cow with short straight horna xf such a cow Was born in a man1 s own kraal, his people raight drink its mllk and eat its flesh, but if lt Was born anywhere else they had to avoid lt)
2, ABAGEYHO (totem, epu, meaning uncertaln, posslbly a kind of antelope)


3* ABATIMBO
4. A3AWUNGULE
5. ABAHIMBA
6. A3AHESI
7. ABAHUBWA
8. A3AFUM3IRA 9t A3AZIGA3A
10. ABALUNDO
11. ABALIHIRA
12. ABAWIGA*
13 ABAYUKORULO 14 ABAKONG 15. ABASAKURU
16. ABAKIM3IRE 17* ABANYABUTM31
16. ABABITIRA (totem,epu).
19. A3ASAKA
20. A3ALITU
21. ABANYANGA3U
22. ABAGERI
23. ABAGA3IRA
24. ABAZUBIKHI (tote-n, epu).
25. A3ASING0LA
26. A3ACHUCHU 27? AB/ZINGWE
28. ABAINIKI
29. ABASOGI
30. ABATABALWA
31. A3ANYAKAZU
32. ABASONDE
33. ABALIHI
34. ABATENDULA
35. ABASYIA3A
36. ABAKOKO
37. ABAKONJO 33. ABAGUNGA
39. ABALSRE
40. A3ANEWIRU
41. A3AGARU
42. ABASANZA
43. ABABAIZI
44. ABASUKU
45. A3AGALA
46. ABAKONGOLA
47. A3AJIJA 48- A3ANY0NYI