The role of language in West African Islam

The authors focus their attention on recent translations of the Koran into Hausa and Fulfulde and the implications of these works to religious instruction in Nigeria and Mali. Two hundred years ago Fulfulde (after Arabic) was the language most closely associated with Islamic scholarship in West Afri...

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Published in:Africa
Main Author: Brenner, Louis (Author)
Other Authors: Last, Murray (Other)
Format: Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 1985
In:Africa
Year: 1985, Volume: 55, Issue: 4, Pages: 432-446
Further subjects:B Nigeria Koran Translation Islam Language Haussa Mali
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Summary:The authors focus their attention on recent translations of the Koran into Hausa and Fulfulde and the implications of these works to religious instruction in Nigeria and Mali. Two hundred years ago Fulfulde (after Arabic) was the language most closely associated with Islamic scholarship in West Africa; Hausa was one of the languages of the 'unbelievers'. Today Hausa is a respected language of Islam. The Hausa Koran is published alongside the Arabic original, the Fulfulde Koran is translated from the French. (DÜI-Ott)
ISSN:0001-9720
Contains:In: Africa