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1. Tadhkirat umarāʾ Damāgharam.

MS: Kaduna (NA), P/AR8/1.

2. “Bornu-Texte, IV, 3: Händel und Friede zwischen König Tanīman und König Dambaskóre”, a Kanuri text with parallel Hausa trans, by al-ḥājj Mūsā b. Ḥusayn of Brsali in Manga, who had travelled in Damagaram and in the Sokoto Caliphate before making the pilgrimage and studying in Al-Azhar. Presented with German trans. by R. Prietze, MSOS, xxiii (1930), 82-158.

On Damagaram, see Roberta Dunbar, “Damagaram (Zinder, Niger), 1812-1906: the History of a Central Sudanic Kingdom”, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1970.


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“Damagaram”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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