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Africa -- Linguistics
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This manuscript probably represents what Horatio Hale originally intended to publish on southern Africa in his Philology and Ethnology that is one of the volumes of the report of the United States Exploring Expedition (Wilkes Expedition). It includes several vocabularies, comparative vocabularies, and notes on the location and appearance (especially the cicatrization and other body decoration) of African tribes.
NAA ACC 76-120 (part)
SI LIB MS 68 (part)
NAA MS 7235
The manuscript appears to be in Hale's hand. In it, Hale describes how and why he collected material from African slaves in Rio de Janeiro.