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HRAF -- Human Relations Area Files

A guide to using ethnographic collections in HRAF and eHRAF

What is HRAF?

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Human Relations Area Files, inc. (HRAF) is an internationally recognized organization in the field of anthropology.  From their website: "eHRAF World Cultures contains ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life. eHRAF is unique in having subject indexing at the paragraph level. This allows detailed and precise searching for concepts not easily found with keywords."