Copyright 1965, 1994 Paul Stirling. All rights reserved
Range of Marriage: Distance
Whenever possible I gathered information about the origins
of the partners to marriages. In the tables attached, I give a
summary of the results. The figures for living wives in
Sakaltutan are virtually complete and reliable but those for
women married out of the village are less so, and in some
cases I am not sure whether women who have left the village
are still alive. The Elbashi figures are based on a more or
less complete census of village households, but my data on
origins of wives is less complete and on women who have left
the village even more partial. It is obvious that figures for
past and broken marriages could only be said to be complete
in any sense if one set a time limit, which I did not.
These tables should be read in conjunction with the map, fig.
2 (p. 17), with the diagrams, figs. 10 and 11 (pp. 205 and
207) and with the discussion on pp. 201, 205-7.