Kinship, emigration, and trade partnership among the Lebanese of West Africa

This article describes the kinship structure of some Lebanese communities in West Africa, and the ressemblances they bear to the communities from which they originated in Lebanon. It also shows the extent to which kinship ties promote emigration, and the kind of trade partnership normally practised by kinsmen. Two communities are considered: The Greek Orthodox community in Ouagadougou (Upper Volta) and the Shi’ite Muslim community in Magburaka (Sierra Leone). Bibliogrphy; tables; French summary.

Title: Kinship, emigration, and trade partnership among the Lebanese of West Africa
Author: Khuri, Fuad I.
Year: 1965
Periodical: Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Volume: 35
Pages: 385-395
Language: English
Geographic terms: Niger
Sierra Leone
Subject: Syrians
External links: https://www.jstor.org/stable/1157661
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Abstract: This article describes the kinship structure of some Lebanese communities in West Africa, and the ressemblances they bear to the communities from which they originated in Lebanon. It also shows the extent to which kinship ties promote emigration, and the kind of trade partnership normally practised by kinsmen. Two communities are considered: The Greek Orthodox community in Ouagadougou (Upper Volta) and the Shi’ite Muslim community in Magburaka (Sierra Leone). Bibliogrphy; tables; French summary.