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Report of the Committee of the African Institution Volume 6 (Paperback) Loot Price: R456 Discovery Miles 4 560
Report of the Committee of the African Institution Volume 6 (Paperback): African Institution
Report of the Committee of the African Institution Volume 6 (Paperback): African Institution

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Report of the Committee of the African Institution Volume 6 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1812 Excerpt: ... may fall on stones without incurring danger; and are much more convenient for transportation. Two seroons make the load of one animal. They are stowed to much greater advantage in stores and buildings; and in their circulation in Europe, they have much less to fear from the carelessness or unskilfulness of carriers.--Depon's Travels in South America, ol. i., p. 406, &c. ... ii" i/f G. J. An Account of a Tribe of People called Kroomen, inhabiting a small District of the Grain Coast of Africa, between Cape Mount and Cape Palmas. By the late Thomas LUDLAM, Esq. formerly Governor of Sierra Leone, and one of the Commissioners of African Inquiry. THE district inhabited by the Kroomen, extends, according to the maps, about twenty miles along the coast, from north-west to south-east. Its extent inland is not accurately known, but it is supposed, from the best information I could procure, not to exceed the same distance, and may, perhaps, fall considerably short of it: it cannot be great, as the Kroomen have no towns except on the sea coast. The Kroo country lies between 4" 54' and 5 7' N. latitude. Fettra-Kroo, the principal town, is in long. 7 48' W. The general aspect of the country is champaign, and it isvery woody. It is free, however, from marshes. Its chief vegetable productions are rice, cassada, yams, plantanes, and Malaguetta pepper. The rice which it produces is valued by Europeans on account of its superior whiteness to what-is in general to be met with on the Coast. The rivers which run through it do not appear to be large, nor to rise at any great distance from the coast, although the Kroomen, whose representations of distance are not very precise, speak of them as extending a great way. They are said to be full of banks and shoals, which obstruct the ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: African Institution
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-88664-5
Barcode: 9781150886645
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-88664-1

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