Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 53508 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections

Contents

10 works by 9 authors on the subjects of Swahili poetry and Songs

1.
Incipit: Qala Abdalla bin Songora Nanze kuhimidi ya Mungu kwenye meteo
Language(s): Swahili

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2.
Incipit: Awali bismillahi: kwanza aliimba nuru akatenga na mahala: kamuumba
Language(s): Swahili

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3.
Incipit: Maulizo juu ya maisha ya Mwana Kupona bint Msham na mumewe Sheikh Mataka
Language(s): Swahili

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4.
Title: Wimbo

22 traditional songs mostly by Bwana Mwengo and some others

Language(s): Swahili

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5.

A collection of traditional songs

Incipit: Tinda kiyale ifane; taa itilahi nuru; wenye kuteza waone
Language(s): Swahili

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6.
Title: Wimbo

Traditional songs by various authors collected and written down by Muhammad Kijuma

Language(s): Swahili
Title: Modern Mashairi from Tanganyika

Poems by Rajabu Sudi and others

Incipit: Awali Bismillahi, kuu ni jina la Mungu, Jina lisilofanana, na yote ya walimwengu
Language(s): Swahili

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8.
Incipit: Nisifu Mwana wa Gongwa mwenye umbo na tabia
Language(s): Swahili

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9.

A collection of traditional poems by unknown authors

Incipit: Gani kiti nikae kitako muelewa

Language(s): Swahili

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10.
Title: Wimbo

Songs relating to the Mazrui dynasty and poems by Kombo Bwete and others

Incipit: Mashairi haya yametungwa idadi ya Mazrui waliyokuwa Muvita

Language(s): Swahili

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11.

Two long poems and miscellaneous poetic songs

Incipit: Nipa loho ya kihindi, wino na kalamu kandi, ya kusifiya mapendi, ndoo bwana mzungu ndoo

Language(s): Swahili

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Physical Description

Form: codex
15 f. 2 f. 6 f. 46 f. 21 f. 7 f. 44 f. f. 51 f. f. 27 f.
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Layout

Hand(s)

Typescript and European hands

History

Origin:

Record Sources

"Swahili Manuscripts Collections".

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