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Evidence for Chiana wa Bwalo

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1902
Type Ethnography
Location Nyanja
Date 1913-01-01 - 1913-12-31
Rules 4 row board, of any number of holes. Four counters in each player's outer row. Sowing occurs from the player's rearmost hole. When the final counter lands in an empty hole in the inner row, any counters in the opposite hole in the opponent's inner row are captured. The player who captures all of the opponent's counters wins.
Content "another form, known as Chiana wa Bwalo, in which the players have each their own side of the board, a front and a back row, as in the other games. The play is the same, except that men are taken from the opponent by occupying holes in the front row opposite to those in which the opponent has men, and that men so taken are removed from the board." Sanderson 1913: 735.
Confidence 100
Ages Child
Source Sanderson, M. 1913. "Native Games of Central Africa." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 43: 726-736.

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