NOTES ON KI-SWAHILI AS SPOKEN BY THE KING'S AFRICAN RIFLES [cover title].

(Kampala: U. P. & P. Co.), nd [between 1934 and 1944]. 8vo. 24 pp. The King's African Rifles was a British East Africa regiment recruited from native inhabitants of the various territories and commanded primarily by officers from the regular British army; it was active from 1902 through the early 1960s, participating in both World Wars. Caption title: "Notes on Ki-Swahili as Spoken in King’s African Rifles." "These notes will not cover sufficient ground to enable Officers to speak grammatically, but are intended to help officers to 'speak, at any rate a little,' soon after arrival in the country and to avoid the more glaring grammatical atrocities" (introduction). Inscribed on verso of front wrapper: "Capt. W. Jamieson, / 'Z' Bn. 103 EA Holding Depot. K.A.R. / July 1944." OCLC locates five copies (Yale, Texas A&M, Cape Town, SOAS U. of London, Durham). Very good. Original printed tan wrappers, stapled. (11117). Item #64901

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