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Language and history in Africa

David Dalby

Language and history in Africa

a volume of collected papers presented to the London Seminar on Language and History in Africa (held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1967-69)

by David Dalby

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Published by Africana Pub. Corp. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African languages,
  • Africa -- Study and teaching,
  • Africa -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by David Dalby.
    ContributionsUniversity of London. School of Oriental and African Studies.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 159 p.
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13579911M
    OCLC/WorldCa594871

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