Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki
  • Data Set Title: Virtual Institute of Mambila Studies
  • Creator: David Zeitlyn and Bruce Connell
  • Description: "The Virtual Institute of Mambila Studies seeks to collate and connect the different research and researchers with an interest in the Mambila people of the Nigeria - Cameroon borderland and their neighbours; their languages and the area in which they live. We take a broad view of Mambila, including other groups speaking related languages such as Kwanja, Vute, Wawa, Nizaa, Njerep (3 speakers at last count!) Twendi (35 speakers), Tep, and others. Our research is primarily of an anthropological and linguistic nature; abstracts or full texts of papers are available at the site. The currently available work includes reports on Zeitlyn's research on kinship and language and his annotated version of Meek's early ethnological work in the region, and Connell's comparative linguistic research and work on tone realization in Mambila, as well as a full bibliography of anthropological, linguistic, and related research on Mambila. VIMS was established by David Zeitlyn (anthropology) and Bruce Connell (linguistics). We would welcome your comments addresses below." [Excerpt from website]
  • Data and Document Types: scans of Farnham Rehfisch's fieldnotes, digital sound files, digital photographs, published papers, thesis, grant proposals
  • Topics: Culture, History, Kinship, Language
  • Discipline: Anthropology, History
  • Region: Africa
  • Countries: Nigeria, Cameroon
  • Nature of Collection: The majority of the items are available digitally on the website at URL: