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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/29402

The collection contains manuscripts dealing with different religious and non-religious topics. Some are short and others are long. The issues discussed in the documents include divination, special prayers and techniques to address specific problems, and panegyric poems praising Prophet Muḥammad. Several languages are used in the manuscripts: Arabic, Mandinka, Fuuta Jalon Fula (Pular), Wolof, and French.

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  • Araabukaŋ Suukuwo: Arabic Poetry 

    Unknown
    The manuscript is an Arabic poem used for praying.
  • Kanjamaalu Kitaaboolu II: Collection of Multilingual Texts II 

    Bayo, El-hadji Lamine
    Contains a collection of ephemeral texts written in Arabic, Mandinka, and Fuuta Jalon Fula Ajami (Pular). They contain prayers and techniques used to deal with people's preoccupations, including relationships between men ...
  • Kandoolu Kitaaboolu I: Collection of Bilingual Texts I 

    Bayo, El-hadji Lamine; Bayo, Ousmane
    Contains a rich collection of ephemeral texts. They deal with prayers and techniques used to address people's preoccupations, including health and travel-related issues. The ingredients of the medicinal recipes that are ...
  • Kanjamaalu Kitaaboolu I: Collection of Multilingual Texts I 

    Bayo, El-hadji Lamine
    Contains a collection of personal correspondances, notes, and some financial records. Arabic, Mandinka, Wolof, and French are used in the documents. Besides the documents in Mandinka Ajami, there is a letter in French, a ...
  • Suukuwo Kitaaboolu: Collection of Poems 

    Bayo, Ousmane
    Contains a collection of several poems. The first one, which is short, is written in Mandinka Ajami and deals with friendship. The other ones are in Arabic. Some poems have bilingual glosses in Arabic and Mandinka Ajami.
  • Kandoolu Kitaaboolu III: Collection of Bilingual Texts III 

    Bayo, Ousmane
    Contains a collection of bilingual ephemeral texts in Arabic and Mandinka Ajami. The documents contain prayers and techniques used to deal with people's preoccupations, including protection from Satan, desire for fame, ...
  • Kanjamaalu Kitaaboolu III: Collection of Multilingual Ephemeral Texts III 

    Bayo, El-hadji Lamine
    Contains a collection of several ephemeral texts written in Arabic, Mandinka, and Fuuta Jalon Fula Ajami (Pular). One of the texts included deals with Istikhāra (special prayers used in Islamic divination) with glosses in ...
  • Kandoolu Kitaaboolu II: Collection of Bilingual Texts II 

    Bayo, El-hadji Lamine; Bayo, Ousmane
    Contains a rich collection of bilingual ephemeral texts in Arabic and Mandinka Ajami. The documents deal with prayers and techniques used to address people's preoccupations, including immigration to Europe, increasing one's ...
  • Biniiboo: Celebrating Prophet Muḥammad 

    Bayo, Mouhamadou Amine; Bayo, Ousmane
    Contains a collection of several panegyric poems (Arabic: Madḥ) praising Prophet Muḥammad. The poems celebrate his struggles, virtues, and success in the nascent days of Islam. They are written in Arabic with interlinear ...
  • Ramuloo: Divination 

    Bayo, Ousmane; Unknown
    The manuscript is a copy of a divination manual in Mandinka Ajami. Divination is popular in Muslim Africa. It is known in Mandinka communities as Ramuloo (from Arabic: Khatt al-Raml). Muslim religious leaders regularly ...

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