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Title:Notes on the Arabic-Fulfulde translational reading in Northern Cameroon
Author:Eguchi, Paul KazuhisaISNI
Year:1975
Periodical:Kyoto University African Studies
Volume:9
Pages:177-250
Language:English
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:Fulani
Koran
translation
Arabic
education
language
Abstract:During his stay among the Fulfulde-speaking people in Maroua, Northern Cameroun, 1971/72, the author obtained information about the systematic Arabic-Fulfulde oral translation used among the Fulbe Qur'anic students. There are 175 Qur'anic schools in Maroua where students learn to write Arabic and to read the whole Qur'an without asking the meaning, and in a secondary stage are studying the Qur'an and defte 'books', which also are written in Arabic. According to a certain system the Fulbe translate these books into Fulfulde. The author obtained the Fulfulde oral translation of part of a brochure published in Kano, and written in Arabic. The brochure is a collection of text concerning the Islamic services written for those who want to learn the first step to the life of a Moslem. The Arabic text contains 22 pages, presented in original form, with Fulfulde translation, a word-for-word translation and a possible translation, both in English. Bibl.
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