Kafir Language

This book published in 1850 was part of the Wesleyan Missionary Society’s Library in 1855. It is an amazing linguistic encyclopedia of the tongues of Southern Africa. I recognised some of the Zulu words, clicks and grammar from my medical school elective at Mseleni Hospital in northern Kwazulu in 1984 but numerous other languages are covered. I still have a small Zulu phrasebook which I probably have not read since then. This book does not look particularly well used but a great achievement for the author. It also has some lovely endpapers.

Kafir languages 3 (1 of 1)Kafir languages 2 (1 of 1)

About Carol Henshaw

I am a retired medic & academic who volunteers in this bookshop. I love books, travelling, photography, painting and printing, all sorts of music (choral singing now & hope to take up the saxophone), gardening and natural history, arts & crafts, hanging out with old friends and making new ones.
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