ERIC Number: EJ564026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Physical Disability' in Bantu Languages: Understanding the Relativity of Classification and Meaning.
Devlieger, P. J.
International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, v21 n1 p51-62 Mar 1998
Examines the terminology used for "physical disability" in proto-Bantu and contemporary Bantu languages. Support for differing regional and historical meanings is developed, with the most ancient meaning linking physical disability to "becoming heavy" and contemporary Bantu emphasizing categorization in both human and non-human aspects. The influence of sorcery and reincarnation concepts is discussed. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Africa