Site about the linguistic situation and the languages of countries all over the world, including Africa and the Indian Ocean (historical, political, social, ...). The author is a member of the Trésor de la langue française au Québec (TLFQ). [editors ilissAfrica]
"Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan" provides a narrative historical overview of Mali, Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland before the modern era (precolonial), a hyperlinked glossary with pronunciation helps, and self-tests on the history of these regions.The text is also accompanied by the work of photographer Lucy Johnson. This site is intended only as an introduction to the history of Sudanic Africa, and does not aim to be comprehensive.
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Site about postcolonial African literature in English. Up till now, mainly the following countries have been analysed: Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda und Zimbabwe. You will find infos on authors, theories etc. sometimes including more general information on certain countries (music, religion, politics, history, ...). [editors ilissAfrica]
Database: The data was gathered as part of a lexicostatistical survey of about 100 Tanzanian languages undertaken in the early 1970s by Derek Nurse, Gérard Philippson and a team from the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics of the University of Dar es Salaam. [according to site editor's information]
A structured vocabulary of 12,100 English terms in the field of African studies, the African Studies Thesaurus is developed and maintained by staff at the library of the African Studies Centre Leiden. It is used for indexing and retrieving material in the library collection and is directly linked to the catalogue. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. The series examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.This Web site contains the online versions of books previously published (1988-98) in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army. Because the original intent of the series' sponsor was to focus primarily on lesser-known areas of the world or regions in which U.S. forces might be deployed, the series is not all-inclusive. ... [according to site editor's information]