Bole-English-Hausa Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlist

Bole-English-Hausa Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlist

Alhaji Maina Gimba
Russell G. Schuh
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition: 1
Pages: 420
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt14btg2g
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    Bole-English-Hausa Dictionary and English-Bole Wordlist
    Book Description:

    This is a dictionary of Bole, a little documented language of the Chadic family, spoken in northeastern Nigeria. This is one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of any Chadic language other than Hausa. All entries for Bole are fully marked for tone and vowel length. The Bole-English-Hausa section has full definitions and explanations of meaning in English with numerous examples of use. Each entry has a Hausa gloss. The English-Bole section is intended mainly as an index to the Bole-English-Hausa section. There are appendices of flora and fauna terms, cultural terms, pronouns, and comprehensive paradigms of verb forms.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-96147-0
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. ix-x)
    Alhaji Maina Gimba and Russell G. Schuh
  4. BOLE-ENGLISH-HAUSA DICTIONARY AND ENGLISH-BOLE WORDLIST
    (pp. xi-xxvi)

    Bole is a language of the Chadic family spoken in northeastern Nigeria in Yobe, Gombe, and Bauchi States. Newman (1977), with minor revisions in Newman (1990), classifies Bole more specifically as Chadic > West Chadic > West-A > Bole/Angas major group > Bole group. Among its closest linguistic relatives are Karekare, Ngamo, and Maka in Yobe State, Kirfi, Galambu, and Pero in Bauchi State, Kanakuru in Borno State, and Tangale (among others) in Gombe State. The Hausa name for the Bole language isBolanci, the name found in much of the published literature on Bole. There are two major dialect areas: Fika, spoken in...

  5. Abbreviations
    (pp. xxvii-xxviii)
  6. BOLE-ENGLISH-HAUSA DICTIONARY
  7. ENGLISH-BOLE WORDLIST
  8. APPENDICES
  9. REFERENCES
    (pp. 387-388)