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On the Etymology of Hausa “boko”

Posted by hausaonline on Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Professor Paul Newman has recently published a paper entitled “The Etymology of Hausa boko” in which he refutes the often-asserted claim that boko comes from English ‘book’. The paper is available online at the Mega-Chad/Méga-Tchad website under the category ‘Miscellaneous Publications’:  http://lah.soas.ac.uk/projects/megachad/index-en.html.

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