Chart entitled 'The Groundwork of the Swahili Language', by Rev. William Ernest Taylor

Scope and Content

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'.

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.

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Acquisition Information

Transferred from the School of Oriental and African Studies Library in 1989.

Related Material

SOAS Library Swahili manuscripts collection (various MS numbers)

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