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Muḥammad Kologiwa.

He was Ubandawaki in Bida, and one of the informants of Michael Mason and S.A. Balogun.

1. Taʾrīkh Nufī.

In Hausa.

MSS: Kaduna (NA), 1/AR36/1; Zaria, 93/3.

Other Works.

2. Kitāb Tsōdē.

MSS: Kaduna (NA), L/AR4/35; Zaria, J66/2.

On the mythical Tsōdē, see M. Mason, “The Tsoede myth and the Nupe kinglists: more political propaganda”, History in Africa, xii (1985), 101-12.

3. Taʾrīkh [ahl] Bidā.

MSS: Kaduna (NA), J/AR12/1, M/AR8/37.

4. Taʾrīkh umarāʿ Bidā.

MS: Zaria, 172/5; Kaduna (NA), L/AR1/8, 10.

5. Labarun Lissafin S…

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“Nupe”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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