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20110131

Sources of the Nsibiri

This is a link to a source of Nsibiri.1 These early missionaries2 and surveyors went through a lot of years living with the "natives" to gain their trust enough for them to have the 'secrets' of Nsibidi revealed to them. There are over 300 Nsibidi recorded, although most of them are too decorative to be used in a daily logographic writing system.

Welcome to the new people who have supported this, I hope you will take a more active role now that these sources are released.

I will be creating more conjunctions in the near future, so don't think this is dead.

1 If this is your first time seeing this source wholly, it would be nice if you credit this blog when using it on another blog. Ùdo dírí únù.

2 Beware of evasive language when the Edwardian authors discuss sexual matters!


http://www.jstor.org/stable/2843186

These aren't all the sources, but this is the most important one (contains most information, lots of Nsibidi, and covers Nsibidi from previous sources).

To download the file click 'View PDF' in the tool box on the top right of the page.

1 comment:

  1. The link appears to block me since maybe my university doesn't have the permission it

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