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Dictionary and Grammar of the Kongo Language, as Spoken at San Salvador, the Ancient Capital of the Old Kongo Empire, West Africa: Preface
William Holman Bentley (1855–1905) was born in Sudbury, United Kingdom, where his father was a Baptist minister. After working for a time as a bank clerk, he was accepted by the Baptist Missionary Society for its new Congo mission and, in April 1879, he sailed for the Congo with three other missionaries. In January 1881, Bentley and H.E. Crudgington became the first Europeans to establish a route inland from the mouth of the Congo River to Stanley Pool, site of present-day Kinshasa. While building mission stations and traveling ...
Dutch Writers from South Africa: A Cultural-Historical Study, Part I
Hollandse skrywers uit Suid-Afrika : 'n kultuur-historiese studie. Deel I (Dutch writers from South Africa: a cultural-historical study, Part I) is a compilation of works by authors of Dutch origin living in South Africa between 1652 and 1875. The book, published in 1934, traces the development of the Afrikaans language, beginning with the transplantation of Dutch culture to South Africa. Topics covered include the influence of other European countries, especially France, on the development of Afrikaans, and the output of important diarists, novelists, and journalists. Among the authors whose works are ...
More (Language of the Mossi Tribe) Phrase Book
The Mossi people are the largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso, a landlocked western African nation. The language of the Mossi is Mooré (also known as Moré), which is spoken by about 5 million people in Burkina Faso and by smaller numbers in neighboring Togo and Mali. Burkina Faso is a former French colony, which became the independent state of Upper Volta in 1960. In 1984 the country adopted its present name, meaning “Land of Incorruptible People.” This English–Mooré phrasebook, from the Africa collections of the Library of Congress ...