African Names and Naming

African Names and Naming

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by Jonathan Musere, Shirley C. Byakutaga, Shirley C. Byakutaga
     
 

Compiles some 2,500 personal names from eastern, central, and southern African countries, including many that appear in print for the first time. Entries show how African names relate to ceremonies and prayer, proverbs, mode of birth, deities and spirits, clan affiliation, and family relationships. An introduction explains that issues of language, history, culture,… See more details below

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Compiles some 2,500 personal names from eastern, central, and southern African countries, including many that appear in print for the first time. Entries show how African names relate to ceremonies and prayer, proverbs, mode of birth, deities and spirits, clan affiliation, and family relationships. An introduction explains that issues of language, history, culture, and ethnicity are part and parcel of the understanding of African names. Includes a pronunciation guide. The author has written other books on African names. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780964596900
Publisher:
Ariko Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1900
Pages:
157

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