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Map Resources

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:51 pm
by Carl
Was wondering what you guy's think of this website, I'm looking for resources on language and ethnic groups, and where they live...

http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=GN

Cool map
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_map.asp?name=GN&seq=10

I wish they had separate maps per language, but maybe if I keep digging...

Carl

Re: Map Resources

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:33 pm
by michi
Awesome resource, thanks for that!

I bought a large, single-sheet fold-out map here recently: http://www.omnimap.com/catalog/int/guinea.htm

It's the most detailed map of Guinea I've seen so far (but no language information).

Michi.

Re: Map Resources

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:43 pm
by Carl
What? Didn't go for the digital files of the topographic quadrangle map set? ($1040 US)

;-)

Thanks for the link... looks like I need more visual aids!

Carl

Re: Map Resources

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:55 pm
by Paul
Here are some books

The powerful presence of the past: Integration and conflict along the Upper Guinea coast. Brill academic publishers - Done in 2010 you can check out bits on google books..

McGovern. M. 2004. Unmasking the state: Developing modern political subjectives in 20th Century Guinea. Phd Dissertation Emory University. - Specialises on the effect of the demystification process under Sekou Toure on the Loma in forest region. He has a book coming out on the history of Guinea soon.

There is a book by Fairhead & Leach, cant remember name.

There are some interesting origins of the names. I think a lot are based Fulbe pronounciations as they were travelling traders. As far as I remember Malinke is a Fulbe word, Kissi is Fulbe for the 'people we raid as slaves', and Pulaar is a French adaptation of the singular of Fulbe