Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms_47754 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

1 copy of a collection of Swahili poetry

1.
Title: قال لیوغ

Swahili poetry proceeded by the index of the poems included in this volume three of the Taylor papers.

Incipit: Names of authors
Language(s): Swahili

References

2.

Poem about the tailors of Mombasa

Incipit: ای مشنوغو وحبرابغزن مستک فستو یم بت یز مان / Enyi mushonao nguo, musitake visutuo, tutaandika mifuo, kwa ndaa ilo mjini
Language(s): Swahili

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3.

Miscellaneous short poems and a historical poem about the Mazrui dynasty and their decline

Incipit: قال شعر سلام وصل نیبان کک ککمحمد سلم امب سلام زاک / Qala shairi salamu wasili nyumbani kwake kwa Muhammed Sulumu umpe salamu zake
Language(s): Swahili

References

4.
Title: Poems to Taylor

A few poems that act as correspondence between Taylor and his friends and informants, Mwalimu Sikujua, Hussein bin Khamis and Mohammed al-Mambassy

Incipit: بان تیل وملوه ماب مانج یکلی / Bwana Tela umwelewa, mambo mengi ya kuelewa
Language(s): Swahili

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5.
Title: Religious poems and historical information about Mombasa

Religious poems transcribed for Taylor by Abdalla bin Rashid, Khalfan bin Abdallah bin Rashid al-Mazrui, Ayud bin Salim b. Suleiman, Maalim Musa, Ali Koti, Wali Hamed, and Sayyid Muhammed Muhathar

Language(s): Swahili

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6.

A collection of poems attributed to the mythical Swahili hero Fumo Liyongo, and in the following section, a large collection of poems by Muyaka bin Haji

Incipit: او مان یماء سلي هفوم و بور كسسكي فوم مكيغ / Ewe mwana nyamaa silie Fumo wa Bauri kasikia Fumo mkenge
Language(s): Swahili

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7.
Title: Miscellaneous poems

Various poems and love songs. The section begins with an incomplete version of ‘The Mzigo Song’ by Ali Koti, transcribed by Mohammed Kijumwa in 1936

Incipit: اند توم مجب م تمکی ولا اسب ککم کل متا یملئ / Enda tume kasema mjumbe utumikae wala usambe kwa kime kula mtu ya mwelee
Language(s): Swahili

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Physical Description

Form: codex
15 f. 5 f. 14 f. 4 f. 22 f. 110 f. 115 f.

Hand(s)

Typescript

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

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JISC


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