Area Handbook for Ivory Coast

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GLOSSARY
abou-san-A system analogous to share-cropping, in which rights in land are divided into thirds, and its produce shared in varying 'proportions by the holder of the land and the man who works it.
AOF--Afrique Occidentale Française (French West Africa). Established by President of the French Republic on June 16, 1895, as the Gouvernement Général de Afrique Occidentale Française. Became AOF by a decree of 1904.
assimilation--The French policy aimed at political and cultural integration of colonial peoples into the French nation.
baccalauréat--A degree required for entrance to a French university.
BAO--Banque de I'Afrique Occidentale ( Bank of West Africa). A commercial bank; until World War I, the only one serving French West Africa.
BC--brevet commercial. The certificate indicating completion of a 4-year commercial vocational course.
BCEAO--Banque Centrale des états de I'Afrique de l'Ouest. The central bank, established in 1958.
BE--brevet élimentaire. The elementary certificate indicating completion of the first phase of secondary education.
BEPC--brevet d'étude du premier cycle. The certificate of the lower cycle of secondary study.
BI--Brevet industrielle. The certificate indicating completion of a 4-year industrial vocational course.
BICI--Banq'ue Internationale pour le Commerce et l'Industrie de la côte d'Ivoire. The successor in the Ivory Coast to the BNCI.
BNCI--Banque Nationale pour le Commerce et l'Industrie. A commercial bank serving all of French West Africa.
CAA--Caisse Autonome d'Amortissement. A credit institution established in 1959 to manage funds borrowed by the Ivory Coast Government.
CAM-certificat d'aptitude aux fonctions de moniteur. The certificate granted upon passing the examination for monitor--the fifth class of teacher.
CAP--certificat d'aptitude pédagogique. The certificate granted upon passing the examination for instituteur (fully qualified teacher--the third class of teacher.
Casablanca Group--Established by Ghana, Guinea, Mali, the United Arab Republic, Moracco, and the Provisional Government of Algeria in January 1961.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Foreword iii
  • Table of Contents v
  • Preface to the Second Edition ix
  • Country Summary xi
  • Summary of Events: January 1963--December 1972 xv
  • Bibliography lvii
  • Preface to the First Edition lxv
  • Section I. Sociological Background 1
  • Chapter 1 General Character of the Society 1
  • Chapter 2 Historical Setting 7
  • Chapter 3 Geography and Population 29
  • Chapter 4 Ethnic Groups and Languages 55
  • Chapter 5 Family 79
  • Chapter 6 Social Structure 95
  • Chapter 7 Education and Intellectual Expression 111
  • Chapter 8 Religion 131
  • Chapter 9 Artistic Expression 145
  • Chapter 10 Health and Welfare 155
  • Chapter 11 Social Values and Patterns of Living 169
  • Bibliography 179
  • Section II. Political Background 189
  • Chapter 12 Constitution and Government 189
  • Chapter 13 Political Dynamics 213
  • Chapter 14 Foreign Policy 231
  • Chapter 15 Information and Propaganda 251
  • Chapter 16 Attitudes and Reactions of the People 265
  • Bibliography 273
  • Section III. Economic Background 283
  • Chapter 17 Character and Structure of the Economy 283
  • Chapter 18 Agriculture 289
  • Chapter 19 Industry 309
  • Chapter 20 Labor 331
  • Chapter 21 Domestic and Foreign Trade 349
  • Chapter 22 Financial System 367
  • Bibliography 387
  • Section IV. National Security 395
  • Chapter 23 Public Order and Internal Security 395
  • Chapter 24 the Armed Forces 411
  • Bibliography 427
  • Glossary 431
  • Index 437
  • Published Area Handbooks 449
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