Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 196884 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

4 works by 4 authors on the subjects of Islamic poetry and Swahili poetry

1.

Translation of short extracts relating to seyyid families living in the Swahili area, followed by a ten page glossary of Swahili words with Arabic and English translation

Language(s): Swahili

References

3.
Incipit: Bimmillahi awali, utakapo hino kweli
Language(s): Swahili

References

4.
Title: Inkishafi

The poem in the original script and in Latin translcription and with an English translation and introduction

Incipit: بسم الله نأاقديم حال يكتغ هن نظم / Bismillahi naiqadimu, Hali ya kutunga hino nudhumu
Language(s): Swahili

Physical Description

Form: codex
12 f. 37 f. 14 f. 35 f.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Layout

Hand(s)

Clear vocalised Swahili hands and typescripts

History

Origin:

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

JISC


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