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Alvares, Manuel, 1526-1583, et al. / Ethiopia Minor and a geographical account of the Province of Sierra Leone : (c. 1615)
(1990)

Chapter 5: The trade of this port and the characters of the settlers there and of the heathen who surround them,   pp. 1-8


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since the islands lie at the mouth of Rio Grande and at the exit from 91'
the S.Domingos estuary, to the East of Caravel Channel. Facing the
islands to the South-West are certain of the Bijagos Islands, the first
of these three or four leagues distant, which we shall discuss at the   Adz
correct point. In between lies the renowned Rio Grande, five leagues
on (from the Ilhetas).   To the South-East of these islands is the
well-known Island of Bussis, the description of which, as it is more
extensive, we rightly reserve for another place. Moreover we cannot
deny priority (in treatment) to Bichangor, to which it is most properly
due on account of the authority of the Queen of Angels, Jesus' Lady.
Her merits, since they exceed those of all creatures of superior being,
from the Saints to the seraphim burning most brightly in the highest
heaven, no less oblige us by their power to introduce into the subject-
matter and arrangement of this Relacgo, for this reason, the Banhu heathj
(of Bichangor) and their characteristics, before turning to deal with th
people who inhabit the well-known Island of Bussis.
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