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

Chapter 13. Which discusses the Kingdoms of the Nalus, Bagas and Cocolins, and their customs. [translated text],   pp. 1-8


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reply was that they take a special medici:s
perform this feat.
3.    ~The river in this land has a large a  m
goods,9 the one most valued here is leads,whc
bars., and in exchange for this they give mc
rwe than a quintal. Our ships have-not be
there exist a number of men who care Uittei
river after another throughout Ouinea. T      h
years ago, a shipload 'of greenhorns,, mennoI
were ignorant of the custon  of these parts
obtained inch ivo"y in exchange for varyfeA
them as friends andi vent aboard the ships, n
greed in seizing (and enslaving) a dozenblc
results, it is mNy Years since anyone has o
rivers where they did the same.
4.    ~In this land are many buffalo an& all.~
in the other rivers   except horsess, whic   m
awe Catte in large nubr, niteogp            a
A superstition  xists~ anm& thm, to this eff


soUls~ a  hued nanml        such as leo
aidy fias tatimtls, take tat sheniathedan
perfarn this~~~~~ - 7  -7
7      7 ~~7Th rie i   hi   an   asalag-
7,                     '7odste n ms vle her   is leds


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repl wa tht tey akea $eclAl ediine. Be that as it may, hy
The ive inthi lad hs alare amt of trade.s Of ourtrae
goos. te oe os vaue hre s easwhich nost bebrought i  nl
bars an inexcang f~ ths tey ivemuch ivory. Some tusks weigh
awetha a ~inalOkWShi$ hve otbeen here for Many years,- becaub
ther exst  nuber f o   wh cae lttle if they ruin the taei
rivr ateranohert~wughut uina.ro this river there Cam, m
year ag, aShioid'of reehors,,mennot from Santiago Isan, li
Wereignrantof he Cstos ofthee prts * They etrdtervrat
obtine nch ro" i =cang f- Vryfew goods * Te blacksacetI
-thn a frend an, wnt boad te sips, and thestegreehrs yte
gred i sezig (nd nslvig)  doenblacksr, muin" the trade.Aa
resultsit is  sice anyon h   been, here, or to, themqr .the
4.  in his lad are  ny bufalo1a 1 a   the. other &aInialstbefu'
in h e ohe rier  exep hoses, hoh they~ have never seen.  b~
awe came ft large      Peopleaega    ass-f ate
suprsttin eist~ wftthesto he effect." Ihe saythther3




get            such a lo
regy was that they take a $Pec-lal radio
perfarn this feat.
3*       The river in this land has a large i
Soodos, the one most valued here is leads,
bars., and in exchange for this they give
awe than a quintal. OkW Ship$ have not
there exist a number of on who care lit
river after another t1woughout Ouinea.
years ago., a abipload of greenharns,, men
Were ignorant of the custons of theme IMW
obtained nuch irwy in exchange for very
-then an friends andwent aboard the ship
greed in seizing (and enslaving) a dozen
results, it is Many Yews since anyone ha
rivers where they did the game.
In this land are many buffalo and4
in the othw rivers   except borsess, whi
awe C&M* in large nnowers and the pea
A superstition exists am"  thens, to tbJL
souls are homed in animl   stich as loop
and ftwee aninal   and that when the an




 


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