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Almada, André Alvares d', fl. 1594, et al. / Brief treatise on the rivers of Guinea
Part I (1984)

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Chapter 16:


Chapter 17 :
chapter 18 :
Chapter 19 :


Which discusses the Sunba5, called among themselves
Manes; how they came,, and the wars they made       *..24
Which discusses some wars undertaken by these Mame
called Sumbas                                       .0.32
How the Manes wished to conquer the land of the
Soursos, who live beyond the Sapes in the interior,
and what happened between them                     ...36
About the richness of this land                    ...44


3.-
note p.3    Among the Jalofos there is a custom that is not mentioned
in any of the chapters, which is to practice a form of duel
called guibapida., in which the combatants stand still and
use only one dagger, each resisting the blow of the other.
Taking the dartger, the first one strikes the other, (then)
gives him the dagger so that he rAy strike back with it.
In this 'iivy they may kill each other, but sometimes those who
do this avoid death. The Barbacins have the same practice.


 


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