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

Chapter 7. Which discusses the Arriatas and Falupos, the blacks who live to the south of Cape St. Mary. [translated text],   pp. 61-65


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and there would be great trade, sinzc there .e MrLzny co'.s in their
land, arnd slaves w tould accurv71ate there.
6.       Because thoeo black,'Las do not yet sell  seles, or at least -they
only sell very few, their nurnabcrs have icrc:.d to su';h an extent
that there is insufficient rooka for then in their o.,Ta land. ience,
they have crossed the Sto Domin.;os RTi.ver arnd occupied the land on the
South side of the entrance, callod Putamo, . Recently they began to
trade with our people in the &io Domingos idvcxr, at the entrance to
a
creek called Timis, which the river forms at this point. Our people
obtain from them slaves and cows, the chief coaoditics (required) for
the trade between this river and the Bijagos. At a fair which is held
here on certain davs. the Buxa-aos comne Aonn -nd i^Ln in,
7.       These blacks go about adced. The only weapons they carry are
knives -ad (bows). The arrows are not poisoned, and in place of iron
(tips) they fix in them the spine-bone of a fish called bagre.


 


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