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date: 02 December 2020

Yahya Ali Omarlocked

(1924–2008)
  • P. J. L. Frankl

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Yahya Ali Omar (1924–2008), Swahili scholar, was born in June 1924 in Mombasa, Kenya protectorate, the only son, a twin, and the youngest of three children of Ali bin Omar, fisherman, and his wife, Sudi binti Athman, both Swahili from northern Swahililand. When ...

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School of Oriental and African Studies, London