ISBN 9789966846976
Pages 184
Dimensions 198 x 129 mm
Published 2007
Publisher University of Nairobi Press, Kenya
Format Paperback

Some Aspects of Bari History

A Comparative Linguistic and Oral Tradition Reconstruction

by George Bureng Nyombe

Bari is a member of a larger language family known as Nilotic spoken in six African countries, namely: the Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Basing his studies on recorded oral traditions as passed down from one generation to the next and with the help of historical comparative techniques, the author attempts to define who the Bari are, trace their ancestry and their migratory routes using oral tradition, language, religion, values, customs and institutions.

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About the Author

George Bureng Nyombe

George Bureng V. Nyombe is professor of linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and African Languages at the University of Nairobi.

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