Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms_47755 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

1 copy of a six items of Swahili poetry and other subjects

1.
Title: Mashairi

Swahili poetry by several authors proceeded by the index of the poems included in this volume four of the Taylor papers

Incipit: اغش مو رسال تتغمو جلس وند نمسأل / Angusha mwao risala, tutangamuwe juhusi wenende na masala
Language(s): Swahili

References

2.
Title: Poems and songs
Title:

Swahili poetry by Liongo and others, including the Inkishafi.

Incipit: پغلیا مهذ...ائ كلف كلف / Punguliani mahisi. Ai Kilifi Kilifi
Language(s): Swahili

References

3.
Title: Miscellaneous: Christianity, Chuo cha Herkal, kingozi words, history, poems

Various material including a translation of the hymns of St Paul, information about the story of Hirqal and a short list of words in Kingozi

Colophon: قد تمت بوم لثلثأ 19 في شهر رمضان المباركه سنه 1355
Language(s): Swahili

References

4.
Title: Stories from Methali in Roman Swahili

Three short stories about moral values

Incipit: Mwana na Mtu na Kitete. Mt’u alivyaa mimba moja
Colophon:
Language(s): Swahili

References

5.
Author: Abu Bakr bin Mwengo

A poem in Swahili on Muhammad's victory over the army of Qatirifu

Incipit: اخی بتی کلم نقرطسی یشم نکبو محکم نوبت وحریر / Akhi patia kalamu na karatasi ya shamu na kibao muhakamu na upote wa hariri
Language(s): Swahili

References

6.

A book on medicine, including dentistry, and illnesses common among the Swahili community. In Roman Swahili.

Language(s): Swahili

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
57 f. 50 f. 57 f. 13 f. 16 f. 22 f.

Hand(s)

Typescript

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

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