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Title:A conversation with Kaba So, an elder of the Roroobe, from Jalakoto, Niani District, The Gambia: Fula text and translation
Authors:Gamble, David P.ISNI
Baldeh, Mary Umah
Series:Gambian Studies
City of publisher:San Francisco
Publisher:D.P. Gamble
Geographic term:Gambia
Fulfulde language
dictionaries (form)
External link:http://www.smcm.edu/gambia/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2015/03/Gamble-01.pdf
Abstract:The material presented in this book, transcribed and with an English translation, was recorded in 1966 in Banjul, The Gambia. In that year, David Gamble met Kaba So, a Fula elder from Jalakoto, Niani District. He was one of the Roroobe (known as Lorobo in Mandinka), whose speech is of the same group as that of the Fulbe of Fuuta Toro (Pular). The author recorded some of his speech, including examples of different types - narratives, greetings, songs, exhortations, prayers, and conversations. In addition to its linguistic interest, the tape also contains fascinating material from the point of view of content. The talk is highly indicative of the traditional Fula values. Since cattle are a major element in Fula life, they are the main topic of the conversation.