publication . Article . 2012

Nguo-nyingi Mkoti: Mwanzishaji wa mji wa Ngoji (Angoche)

Schadeberg, Thilo C.;
Open Access Swahili
  • Published: 30 Nov 2012
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The title of this paper gives three variants of what historically is the same name: Koti = the present-day indigenous name of Koti Island; Ngoji = the older form of the same name; Angoche = the official name of the town, adapted from the name of the AKoti people EKoti is the language of Angoche, a town on the coast of Nampula Province, in Mozambique. EKoti is in most respects very similar to the neighbouring coastal varieties of Makhuwa, but it also has many lexical and morphological items that are derived from Swahili. My colleague F. U. Mucanheia, co-author of our forthcoming grammar of EKoti, has recorded a story about the origin of Koti Island and its people...
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free text keywords: Swahili; Moçambique; Mündliche Literatur, Swahili, Koti, afrikanische Oratur, Ursprungsmythen, Koti Inseln, Swahili, Koti, african orature, Koti Island, creation myths, ddc:496
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