Adanson, M[ichel], 1727-1806. A voyage to Senegal, the isle of Goree, and the river Gambia

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Title: A voyage to Senegal, the isle of Goree, and the river Gambia

Published By: London: J. Nourse [etc.], 1759. xiii, 337 p.: map [incomplete]

By line: M. Adanson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Wolof (MS30)

Subjects: Dwellings (342); Normal garb (291); Community heads (622); Settlement patterns (361); Descriptive somatology (142); Eating (264); Tillage (241); Visiting and hospitality (574); Etiquette (576);

Abstract: A translation of a French work, this is one of the earliest accounts of the Wolof. As might be expected, the author gives only a cursory description of the native houses, physical traits, clothing, food, etiquette, and agriculture as seen by a traveler two centuries ago.

Document Number: 13

Document ID: ms30-013

Document Type: component part(s), monograph

Language: English


Only pp. 35-41, 48-58, and 262-264 are included in the Wolof file

Field Date: 1749-1754

Evaluation: Natural Scientist-5

Analyst: Robert Lee; 1959

Coverage Date: 1749-1754

Coverage Place: Isle of Goree, Senegal

LCSH: Wolof (African people)


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