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Folk-tales of Angola: Fifty Tales, with Ki-mbundu Text, Literal English Translation, Introduction, and Notes


This book is composed of Fifty Tales in Kimbundu translated in english, “Fictitious tales (mi-soso), including animal stories, are placed first, and followed by narratives taken to be the records of events (maka)”.

The introduction consists of a description of Angola, a chapter about Angolan Folklore, a bibliography of the Kimbundu language and a chapter on the Pronunciation in Kimbundu.

Finally, the 50+ pages of Notes give an insight on the Tales, their meaning and origin. The Appendix contains three songs corresponding to the Tales 6, 12 and 13.



Publisher: Pub. for the American Folk-lore Society by Houghton Mifflin andcompany; [etc., etc.]

Year: 1894

Pages: 353

Language: English

Notes: Introduction and notes in English; texts in English and Kimbundu.

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