A Grammar of the Kafir Language


AFAIR-MINDED critic would start a review of this work by a general verdict of praise for its compactness and usefulness. It is an excellent grammar of the Kosa1 language of that southernmost group of Bantu-speaking negroes known unfortunately by the most inappropriate term, the Arab word Kafir, or “Unbeliever.” The group of Bantu peoples who inhabit the coastlands of the southern extremity of Africa, between the Transkei River in Cape Colony and Inhambane in the Portuguese Province of Moçambique, had better be styled generically “Zulu” rather than “Kafir” or “Kafir-Zulu.”

A Grammar of the Kafir Language.

By J. McLaren Pp. xiv + 240. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1906.) Price 5s.

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