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Wed Oct 13 2004

Books: Text/Corpus Ling/Anthro Ling, Kinubi: Luffin

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Kinubi Texts: Luffin

Message 1: Kinubi Texts: Luffin

Date: 03-Oct-2004
From: Ulrich Lueders <>
Subject: Kinubi Texts: Luffin

Title: Kinubi Texts 
 Series Title: Languages of the World/Text Collections 21  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Lincom GmbH
 Author: Xavier Luffin, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles
 Paperback: ISBN: 3895868353 Pages: 172 Price: Europe EURO 46
 Kinubi is an Arabic-based Creole, spoken today in some parts of East
 Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo. Formerly, it was
 spoken in Tanzania and in Somalia.
 This language is closely related to Juba Arabic, spoken in Southern Sudan.
 It is the language of a muslim community--the Nubi. Their ancestors were
 soldiers who left Southern Sudan in the late 19th century, due to the
 Mahdist rebellion. They went to Uganda, where they enrolled in the British
 colonial army.
 The target language of Kinubi is mainly Sudanese Arabic (actually, various
 Sudanese dialects). Many features distinguish Kinubi from Dialectal Arabic:
 phonemic changes, the loss of gender, the loss of the article al-, the loss
 of the Arabic verbal morphology and the use of TMA markers... This language
 is also highly influenced by English and Swahili.
 The texts which are presented in this book have been collected in Bombo
 (Uganda), Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) and Mombasa (Kenya). They deal with the
 history of the Nubi community: their origins in Sudan, their arrival in
 Uganda, their settling in other countries of East Africa, their
 participation in the First and Second World Wars. They also cover the
 post-Independance period. 
 Linguistic Field(s): 
                      Text/Corpus Linguistics
                      African linguistics
                      Anthropological Linguistics
 Subject Language(s): 
                     Nubi (Language Code: KCN)
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 See this book announcement on our website:

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