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1. “Bagirmi Chronicle”.

Palmer in SM, ii, 108-9 published a short historical account under this title, with no indication of its source. It is essentially a king list with some narrative elaboration. Not all rulers are assigned reign lengths. It lists twenty-three sultans down to Gawrang (ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Gawrang, reg. 1883-1918). For a discussion of the sources for Bagirmi history, see John E. Lavers, “An introduction to the history of Bagirmi, c. 1500-1800”, Annals of Borno, i (1983), 29-43; see also Mohammedou (1979).

2. Q. ajdādinā salāṭīn Bāghirmī.

MS: Maiduguri (CTSS), 90/412.


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“Bagirmi”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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