Folk-Tales of Angola: Fifty Tales, With Ki-Mbundu Text, Literal English Translation, Introduction, and Notes (Classic Reprint)

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Early in 1885 I landed at Loanda, as pioneer and linguist of Bishop William Taylor's self-supporting missions in Africa. My duty was to acquire the languages, impart them to the missionaries, and prepare grammars, vocabularies, translations, and other elementary books needed by missionaries in the course of their labors.

During the first two years spent at Loanda the necessity of supporting myself and the station by means of tuition, which had to be given in the Portuguese tongue, added to chronic dysentery and fevers, left me practically no time for the study of the native language. But I was compelled to master Portuguese, which in Angola is indispensable for dealing with the educated classes, and is always of utility in intercourse with the common natives.

My attempts to acquire the native language in Loanda, though largely unsuccessful, taught me several things: (1) that the books hitherto published on the language were worse than useless, being positively misleading; (2) that the Portuguese and the educated natives were not to be relied on as informants; (3) that the form of speech in daily use among Loanda natives, needlessly mixed with Portuguese elements, offers poor material for the study of the genuine Ki-mbundu; (4) that the latter, and not Ambundo, Bunda, N'bundo, or any of the other current terms, is the only satisfactory and proper name of the native tongue.

My third year was spent in the interior, chiefly at Malange, the farthest inland settlement of the Portuguese, and the point of convergence of important trade routes. Here I had better opportunities for linguistic studies, although the necessity of teaching in Portuguese still left me only a few late hours of the night for the record of daily observations.

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