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Over the years, the population of Swahilis and other communities at the Coast has always been grossly undercounted due to lack of awareness on the importance of the census.
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, which is spearheading the census, must do service to all communities and regions, including the Swahilis and Coast region.
The ancient Swahilis would burn the logs to produce limestone powder for construction.Interestingly, the inscriptions on the tombs and the mosques here are written in Persian language, suggesting that the early settlers in Mnarani were Persians from Oman.
The cool breeze blowing from the Indian Ocean and the scenic, peaceful, beautiful garden at Mnarani ruins, a Swahili settlement dating back to 13th century, makes it the perfect place to relax, meditate or pray.Some of the massive baobab trees here are said to be about 800 years old.
(1991) 'The Liyongo conundrum: re-examining the historicity of Swahilis' national poet-hero', Research in African Literatures 22 (2): 153-67.
This is combined with the first published English translation (overseen by Abdalla himself) and a reprint of the original Swahili text, an important but almost inaccessible document.
In chapter 8 Muse takes him to a haven, where he sees a crowd of people of different ages, genders and origins--"Swahilis, Africans, Comorians, Indians, Arabs, Beludgis, Shirazis"--dancing a traditional women's dance; the Muse tells him that these people are to restore the lost connection between the humans and the natural power of the earth (100).
In a dramatic volte-face, the British moved from a qualified acceptance of the "superior" Swahilis to a rejection that castigated them as agents of the migrant hinterlanders' corruption.
Swahilis were no longer workshy spivs but the pillars of a new town elite - and the Mijikenda had been born.
I say this to clear out the misconception of representing all Mombasa residents as 'Swahilis'.
This book was published in Tubingen in 1850; Bishop Edward Steer wrote A Handbook of the Swahili language as Spoken in Zanzibar.
Since Portuguese administrators in East Africa became dependent on the Swahili as a result of the conceptual categories they employed, we should more closely scrutinize the role and legacies of preconceptions in cross-cultural interaction.