Arabs and Arabic in the Lake Chad Region
Edited by: Jonathan Owens. With an introduction by: Jonathan Owens. With contributions by: Ulrich Braukämper, Alan S. Kaye †, Jonathan Owens, Mauro Tosco, Jean-Claude Zeltner.
Series: SUGIA Sprache und Geschichte in Afrika, Volume 141994
6 maps, numerous tables
Text language(s): English, French
Format: 160 x 240 mm
Notes on the Origin of Baggara Arab Culture with Special Reference to the Shuwa
De la Tripolitaine au Tchad – les Awlad Sulayman. Premières migrations arabes du Fezzan au Kanem: une brève communication
Nigerian Arabic in Comparative Perspective
Mauro Tosco / Jonathan Owens:
Turku – A Descriptive and Comparative Study
Alan S. Kaye / Mauro Tosco:
Early East African Pidgin Arabic
The authors of the six papers in this volume discuss the origin of Arabs and Arabic in the Lake Chad region, taking into account the historical relations between this region and the rest of the Sudanese belt, including upper Egypt, Libya, and the Sudan. There are few studies on this topic, despite the appearance of a number of publications over the last fifteen years. The contributors to the present volume, specialists in their fields, provide an updated bibliography. Moreover, the volume encompasses both historical and linguistic analyses. For all these reasons the volume is stimulating, raises many issues, and is a landmark in the field of sub-Saharan Arabic history and linguistics.
Catherine Miller in Anthropological Linguistics, 38/2, 1996, pp. 383–386
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