Hebrewisms of West Africa: From Nile to Niger with the Jews

Hebrewisms of West Africa: From Nile to Niger with the Jews

Hebrewisms of West Africa: From Nile to Niger with the Jews

Hebrewisms of West Africa: From Nile to Niger with the Jews

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ASHANTI INFLUENCE ON JAMAICA CUSTOMS

Robert T. Hill of the United States Geological Survey, writing towards the close of the last century, was emphatic in his statement: "The Jamaican negroes are sui generis; nothing like them, even of their own race, can elsewhere be found -- not even elsewhere in the West Indies. They are omnipresent. The towns, the country highways, and the woods ring with their laughter and merry songs: they fill the churches and throng the highways, especially on market-days, when the country roads are black with them: and they are witty and full of queer stories and folk-lore."1 He is speaking of the native Blacks, the real peasantry of the Island. . . .

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