Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 193290 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

12 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Tales and Short stories

1.

A translation of an Arabic story into Swahili in Roman script

Incipit: Zamani zimezopita mji wa kheresan alikuweko ajam wakiti wa Harun Herashid
Language(s): Swahili

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2.
Incipit: Kulikuwa na Kijana aliyekufiwa ni Mamaye
Language(s): Swahili

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3.

A humourous story about Abu Nuwas, also known as Bwanawasi in Swahili

Incipit: Ulikuwa na Sultani na mwanawe mmoja mwanamke ana na ziwa lililokuwa na maji baridi mno
Language(s): Swahili

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4.

A humourous story about Abu Nuwas, also known as Bwanawasi in Swahili

Incipit: Harun Rashid aliketi na mkewe. Wakaketi siku nyingi na yule Harun Rashid akitumia mno maneno ya mkewe
Language(s): Swahili

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5.
Incipit: Zamani za Beni Israila alitoka mtumke na mumewe wakenda wakaona k’unguu wawili,
Language(s): Swahili

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6.
Incipit: Kulikuwa na kijana na babaye
Language(s): Swahili
Title: Hadithi ya Mtu na Rafikiye

The story of a man and his friend, with an English translation

Incipit: Palikuwa na mtu mume aitwa sadiki jina lakwe na mkewe aitwa Mwana Mariyamu
Language(s): Swahili

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8.
Incipit: Dobi mmoja alikuwa akifua nguo.
Language(s): Swahili

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9.

This manuscript contains an uncompleted hadithi, with English tranlation, about the life of the epic hero Liongo Fumo. The beginning of the story narrates of the relationship between Liongo and his younger brOther, at the time of their father’s death, when the inheritance of the

Incipit: Zamani alipokufababayo walikuwa nti ya Shiraz na babayao yule alikuwa mfalme

Language(s): Swahili

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10.
Incipit: Palikuwa na mtu mmoja maskini sana akatama katika mji wao akasafiri

Language(s): Swahili

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11.
Incipit: Palikuwa na mtu mmoja mwinda alikwenda mwituni siku zote akiwinda

Language(s): Swahili

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12.
Incipit: Palikuwa na mtu yuna vijana viwili; mmoja mamake ni mke na mmoja mamake ni suria

Language(s): Swahili

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13.

This manuscript contains an incomplete story about a ‘mgala’, oromo person, who is looking to marry his daughter and he requests a generous dowry of 100 cows from the contenders

Incipit: Palikuwa na mgala mmoja yuna mwanawe mwana mke mzuri sana

Language(s): Swahili

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Physical Description

Form: codex
3 f. 4 f. 3 f. 6 f. 1 f. 2 f. 14 f. 1 f. 2 f. 4 f. 2 f. 3 f. 2 f.
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Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

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