Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms_41961 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of a collection of traditional Swahili short poems and songs

Title: Swahili verse

A collection of 106 traditional short poems/mashairi and songs that are part of Swahili oral tradition

Incipit: نزز تز تمو می لپد کسک تنقش نمبو تن کتن کوک / Nazizi tanzu tamau; moyo lipenda kusuka; tanakishi na mabao; tani kitana kiweka
Colophon: تمت الکتاب هذاالمسمی وشهود بتاریخ یوم الخمیس 26 من شهر القعده سنه 1311 بقلم ...داود بن صاائم بن داود النوفلي
Language(s): Swahili


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 14 f.


Clear vocalised calligraphic Swahili hand


Origin: 1311

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".


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