Katsina
(499 words)

1. Tartīb umarāʾ Kashina.

Simple king-list with 38 names of rulers and reign lengths, from Kumāyaw to Maḥmūd (reg. c. 1805-6), who was killed by the jihādist ʿUmar Dallāji.

MSS: Jos, uncat (Palmer’s copy, copy in Zaria, Palmer Papers, 19); NU/Hunwick, 288, followed by Kano king-list; Kaduna (NA), C/AR4/66, with additional material down to c. 1808.

2. Kitāb ilā maʿrifat umarāʾ Kashina.

List of 27 or 28 rulers from Kumayo to Kariyagiwa.

MS: Jos, 61 (ff. 1-2), 372 (copy in Zaria); Kaduna (NA), P/AR6/2.

3. Tadhkirat nisyān li-ṭūl al-zamān min taʾrīkh mulūk Kashina.

Simple king-list with rei…

Cite this page
“Katsina”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 24 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_20014_23>
First published online: 2016



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