Languages and literatures of the Muslims of the Horn of Africa

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Author : Gori, Alessandro

Year : 2015


……A special position in the linguistic and cultural panorama of the Islam in the Horn of Africa has been always attributed to the walled city of Harar.16 An independent emirate since 1647 to 1885 and then since 1885 to 1887, Harar saw the birth and the diffusion of a conspicuous literary productionin both Classical Arabic and Harari. Manuscripts containing texts in these two languages have been copied and produced in town. Old Harari manuscript literature is attested since the 18th century.17 The manuscripts in Harari, written in Arabic script,……