Subject Description

Subject

Community heads

OCM Identifier

622

Subject Description

Existence of community chiefs or heads; qualifications; mode of selection (e.g., by seniority, informal acceptance, election, matrilineal or patrilineal succession); functions and activities; domestic establishment; special status and functions of head's relatives; authority; prerogatives; etc.

The term was changed from "Headmen" to "Community Heads" in 2000.

Community

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