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The Resource Names from Africa : their origin, meaning, and pronunciation, Edited and with a commentary by Keith E. Baird

Names from Africa : their origin, meaning, and pronunciation, Edited and with a commentary by Keith E. Baird

Label
Names from Africa : their origin, meaning, and pronunciation
Title
Names from Africa
Title remainder
their origin, meaning, and pronunciation
Statement of responsibility
Edited and with a commentary by Keith E. Baird
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The giving of names is of great importance in Africa. People are named after events, happenings, great things, the days of the week, or the order in which they were born. For example, if a couple had long wanted a son, in Nigeria they may call him "Ayinde" (Yoruba), meaning the one we prayed for. In Ghana, if a boy is born on Saturday he is called "Kwame" (Akan). In Tanzania, the second born of twins will be called "Doto" (Zaramo). People have asked me whether names like James, Gary, or Francis could be translated into African form. There is no direct translation from English names to African, but if we go back to the original meaning of an English name, we can often find an African equivalent. For example, the English Theodore and the Ibo "Okechuku" both mean "God's gift."--From preface
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
929.4/096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CS2375.A33
LC item number
C48
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Names from Africa : their origin, meaning, and pronunciation, Edited and with a commentary by Keith E. Baird
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 88-89
Contents
Names from Africa: Female -- Names from Africa: Male -- Commentary
Control code
1261566
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm.
Extent
89 p.
Isbn
9780874850949
Lccn
72154523
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00409856
  • (OCoLC)409856
Label
Names from Africa : their origin, meaning, and pronunciation, Edited and with a commentary by Keith E. Baird
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 88-89
Contents
Names from Africa: Female -- Names from Africa: Male -- Commentary
Control code
1261566
Dimensions
16 x 24 cm.
Extent
89 p.
Isbn
9780874850949
Lccn
72154523
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00409856
  • (OCoLC)409856

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