In chronological order; not complete:
An Ethnographic Bibliography of the Margi/Marghi
|1857||Barth, Henrich. Travels and discoveries in North and Central Africa. Vol. 2. Harper Bros.|
|1911||Alexander, D. "Notes on ornaments of the Womdeo Pagans, who are a section of the Marghi pagans (female only)," Man 11:1.|
|1922||Temple, O. Notes on the Tribes, Provinces, Emirates and States of the Northern Provinces of Nigeria. (second edition reprinted in 1965) pp.271-274|
|1931||Meek, C.K. Tribal Studies in Northern Nigeria. pp. 213-251.|
|1959||Kirk-Greene, A.H.M. “The mba ceremony of the Marghi,” The Nigerian Field, XXIV, No. 2 (reprinted as Appendix D in Adamawa Past and Present. 1958 by the same author.)|
|1961||Lembezat, B. “Les montagnards du Mandara” (Section A), Les Populations Païennes du Nord-Cameroun et de l’Adamaoua. Presses Universitaires de France.|
|1961||Podlewski, A.M. “Enquête sur l’émigration des Mafa hors du pays Matakam,” Rech. Etud. Cameroun. 5:73-95.
This reference does not deal with the Margi; it deals with the demography of the Mafa who resided adjacent to and were in the process of penetrating the Gulak Margi in 1959. I consider his vital statistics to be valid for the Mandara Margi of that time.
|1962||Vaughan, James H. "Rock paintings and Rock Gongs Among the Marghi of Nigeria," Man, LXII (April), No. 83.|
|1963||Hoffmann, Carl. A Grammar of the Margi Language. Oxford University Press.
Although not an ethnography, Hoffmann uses sentences and expressions--in Margi of course--that I have found to be very useful.
|1964a||Vaughan, James H. "Culture, History, and Grass Roots Politics." American Anthropologist 66:1078-95.|
|1964b||_ . "Religion and World View of the Marghi," Ethnology 3:389-97.|
|1965||_ . "Folklore and Values in Marghi Culture, Journal of the Folklore Institute 2:5-24.|
|1970||_ . "Caste Systems in the Western Sudan" in Social Stratification in Africa, A. Tuden and L. Plotnicov (eds.) Free Press.|
|1973||_ . "The Ingkyagu as an Artist in Marghi Society," in The Traditional Artist in African Society, Warren d'Azevedo (ed.). Indiana University Press.|
|1976||_ . "Mafakur: a Limbic Institution of the Marghi," in Slavery in Africa, Suzanne Miers and Igor Kopytoff (eds.). University of Wisconsin Press.|
|1980||_ . "A Reconsideration of Divine Kingship," in Explorations in African Systems of Thought, Ivan Karp and Charles S. Bird (eds.). Indiana University Press.|
|1981||_ . "Margi Resistance to Fulani Incorporation: A Curious Resolution," in Image and Reality in African Interethnic Relations, Emily A. Schultz (ed.). Studies in Third World Societies, No. 11.|
|1990||_ . "Aging in a Rural African Village," Working Papers No. 2, Population Institute for Research and Teaching. Indiana University.|
|2001||Amoni, Hajara Nijjida and Christopher Y. Mtaku. "Ladir kwovi: a southern Marghi festival," Borno Museum Society newsletter. 46/47:65-77.|
|2006||Bello I. Pur, Gulak Chiefdom:Historical Perspectives. AMS Publications Nigeria.|