Ajami primary manuscripts (Type 1)

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September 4, 2019

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Dmitry Bondarev, « Ajami primary manuscripts (Type 1) », A-label: African Languages Between the Lines, ID : 10670/1.i878pj


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This is the second post in a series on types of Ajami. Read the initial introduction here and find all of the posts here. "Ajami primary" refers to manuscripts that are predominantly or exclusively written in an African language. They are the best studied and until 2010s they were the only focus of Ajami research. Single Ajami texts can roughly be subdivided into three subtypes: poetry, history and correspondence. Subtype 1a - Poetry These are poems composed by famous Islamic scho...

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