Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms_47757 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of a collection of Swahili poems and songs

Title: Taylor’s diary and Swahili proverbs

"This volume (volume VII of Taylor papers) seems to be Taylor’s notebook and travel diary. The second part of the manuscript, referred as Section B, contains extracts of poems and songs with a large section dedicated to the poetry of Muyaka bin Haji. Everything written in Roman Swahili

Incipit: Karafuu yali kale, ilipo ikipendeza, leo imengia maji, imefanya na kuoza
Language(s): Swahili


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 212 f.


A European hand

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".


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