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Marguerite Dupire

Marguerite Dupire (born in Roubaix - 12 October 1920) is a French ethnologist who specialises on African people, and had worked extensively on the Fulani of Niger, Cameroon, Guinea, Senegal, and then after a mission in Ivory Coast, on the Serer people of Sine (in Senegal) since 1965.[1][2]


  • Biography 1
  • Publications 2
  • External links 3
  • Notes 4


Dupire gained a degree in philosophy in 1943. She then completed her training by studying psychology and ethnology at the University of Paris, then in the United States, at the Northwestern University and the Philadelphia University, where she was the student of notable anthropologists such as Melville Herskovits and Alfred Irving Hallowell in the late 1940s.[1][2]


Marguerite Dupire has authored numerous scientific articles (see below).[1][2]

Her principal works are :

  • Peuls nomades : étude descriptive des Wodaabe du Sahel nigérien, Karthala, Paris, 1996 (1ère éd. 1962), 336 p. ISBN 2-86537-603-6
  • Organisation sociale des Peul. Étude d'ethnographie comparée, Plon, Paris, 1970, 624 p.
  • Sagesse sereer : essais sur la pensée sereer ndut, Karthala, Paris, 1994, 174 p. ISBN 2-86537-487-4

External links

  • (French) « Le Worso. Mélanges offerts à Marguerite Dupire » (article of Claude Tardits in Journal des africanistes, 1985, vol. 55, no. 55-1-2, p. 5-11) (Retrieved: 4-5-2012)
  • (French) « Bibliographie thématique de Marguerite Dupire » (article of Claude Tardits in Journal des africanistes, 1985, vol. 55, no. 55-1-2, p. 12-14) (Retrieved: 4-5-2012)


  1. ^ a b c Le Worso
  2. ^ a b c Bibliographie thématique de Marguerite Dupire

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