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Sometime during the 1940's I began a modest ethnological type of study of a Lebanese village by querying immigrants from that community who were residing in the United States. Later, according to my plans, I would visit Kafr Akab and observe lifeways there myself. Several circumstances prevented this plan from being completed. (1) I found myself in military service during World War II which, of course, prevented me from contacting American Lebanese informants, and, (2) after World War II I found employment at the University of Montana where my research interests had to be diverted to other subjects. Yet, I had collected some information on the subject of Kafr Akab, its history, and the lifeways of the people who lived there during the late 1890's and early 1900's. Thus, I record here the results of my very modest efforts. It may even have some value to ethnographers in its present state of completion.
Kafr Alcab (Lebanon)
Kafr Alcab (Lebanon) -- Social life and customs
University of Montana—Missoula. Department of Anthropology
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Malouf, Carling I., "Anthropology Papers, No. 1: Kafr Akab, Life in a Lebanese Village" (1976). Anthropology Papers, 1976-1981. 1.