Acronyms and Names

These clarifications may help you when referring to HRAF and eHRAF. For more information about terminology used in this guide, view the Glossary.

Human Relations Area Files (HRAF)

Our non-profit organization at Yale University

eHRAF World Cultures

HRAF’s online ethnographic database

eHRAF Archaeology

HRAF’s online archaeological database

HRAF Collection of Ethnography

Refers to the paper and fiche collections. (Note that many people have historically referred to this collection as the “HRAF files” for short, but we think the full name is clearer.)