Miscellaneous: christianity, Chuo cha Herkal, kingozi words, history, poems (MS 47755c)

Material Information

Miscellaneous: christianity, Chuo cha Herkal, kingozi words, history, poems (MS 47755c)
Series Title:
Taylor Papers : Swahili Scripts and Transliterations
Mwidani bin Mwidadi ( contributor )
Publication Date:
Paper ( medium )
Handwritten manuscript : Black and red ink on this old paper; some parts are written in pencil


Subjects / Keywords:
Africa, East -- History ( LCSH )
East Africa -- History
Missionary work
Christianity ( LCSH )
Linguistics ( LCSH )
Swahili poetry ( LCSH )
Kiswahili mashairi
Afrika, Mashariki - Historia
Records (Documents) ( LCGFT )
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
-9.633997 x 39.778998


In this miscellaneous section there is various material. First there is the transliteration, in Arabic script, of the hymns of St Paul, most probably written by Taylor. Then there is information about the story of Hirqal, already discussed in MS 45022. This is followed by a short list of words in Kingozi (old Swahili), and by historical material on the WaJomvu people inhabiting an area in the outskirts of Mombasa. Finally, we found the first stanza of the poem ‘Wanawake watano’ (Five Swahili Women: weighed in the balance) that is to be found complete in MS 47757, and miscellaneous short poems. ( en )
General Note:
Date of Composition is unknown
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Languages: Swahili (Arabic script) and Swahili (Roman script)
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Extent: 57 leaves
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Incipit: 1. St Pauls 4th Apostle to the Thessalonians. 2. Part of Chuo cha Herkal
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See SOAS University of London manuscript MS 47757
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Africa -- Eastern Africa -- Swahili Coast
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Scribe: Mwidani bin Mwidadi
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Publication information: Frankl, PJ & Yahya Ali Omar. 1993. Five Swahili Women: Weighed in the Balance (A further Leaf from the Taylor Papers). Afrika und Ubersee, Band 76, Germany

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
This item is believed to be in the public domain
Resource Identifier:
MS 47755 ( SOAS manuscript number )
MS 47755c ( SOAS manuscript number )