The chart shows basic Swahili grammar and was produced for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, (London, 1898) 'for the use of those learning Swahili in East Africa and elsewhere'.
Chart entitled 'The Groundwork of the Swahili Language', by Rev. William Ernest Taylor
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- ReferenceGB 102 MS 380577
- Dates of Creation1898
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Swahili (macrolanguage)
- Physical Description1 item, folded
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Rev. William Ernest Taylor was Examination Chaplain in the Diocese of Eastern Equatorial Africa and worked for the Church Missionary Society from 1880 at the Nyanza mission, Mombasa, Giryama and Kisulutini. Rev. Taylor published widely on the gospels and religious texts, and worked on the Swahili language.
Conditions Governing Access
Transferred from the School of Oriental and African Studies Library in 1989.