Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms_380059 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

4 collections of Swahili songs

1.
Title: Collection of Kimai

A collection songs sung by fishermen of Kizingitini, an island town in Bajuniland, on the north Kenyan coast

Incipit: السلام علیکم وعلیه السلام سال ند ویني إیند هود ند ويني ندان نسال هي ندذیچ مسؤون ن امان / Al-salamu alaikum, waialaihi salaami, sala nda wenye nde, hodi nda wenye ndani, na sala hii nda dhicha, msione ni amani
Language(s): Swahili

References

2.
Title: Makame na Midhe

A poem in Swahili

Incipit: انان مکام انان کچند وئيونغ / Unani makame unani, kichandani waiyonga
Language(s): Swahili

References

3.
Title: Mke na Mume

A wife’s lament on learning that her husband has married a second, younger wife

Incipit: کجونب شبیر موي نففين فاچه ندان / Kijunba shubiri moya, nivavene vachu ndani
Language(s): Swahili

References

4.
Title: Collection of Wawe

Ten songs sung by agriculturalists in T’ikuu during their work

Incipit: فاف یهتم یکچمی ذمکویم هیند ذ کلیم نیکات نجیم ذمتغمي / Vave ya hitima ya kuchemeya Dhimekwima hindi dha kulima, na nyakati njema dhimetagamiya
Language(s): Swahili

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
11 f. 3 f. 5 f. 39 f.

Hand(s)

Clear vocalised Swahili hands

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

JISC


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