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Title:Muuse Xaaji Ismaaciil Galaal (1914-1980): A Founding-Father of Written Somali
Author:Andrzejewski, B.W.ISNI
Periodical:Horn of Africa
Geographic term:Somalia
Subjects:Somali language
biographies (form)
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Abstract:Biographical notes on Muuse Xaaji Ismaaciil Galaal based, amongst others, on the author's personal friendship and knowledge of him, especially during the years between 1950 and 1954 when they worked and travelled together. Muuse can be regarded as one of the founding-fathers of written Somali, and his fame rests on his scholarly pursuits as a specialist on Somali poetry and traditional culture.