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EI (2), 176; Basset (1914), 245-58; Gaselee (1930-32), 818-9.

The Institute of Ethiopian Studies (IES) possesses a number of mss. of Harar provenance in Arabic, Amharic and Harari whose authorship is either unknown or as yet uncertain. A number of these works were donated to the IES by ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Yaḥyā Garād in 1985. Afr. Hand. 2 is a comprehensive and detailed catalogue of all the manuscripts of Harar provenance found in public collections in Germany, including the collection made by the German Orien…

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“Harar”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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