The Old Nubian Language

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Published: 09/11/2017

Read an Excerpt from The Old Nubian Language Here! Eugenia Smagina (Евгeния Б. Смaгина) first published her grammar of the Old Nubian language in 1986 in Russian. For more than thirty years the work has remained untranslated, even though the late Gerald M. Browne affirmed that “this lucid, well-argued presentation should be available to all[…]

The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri

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Published: 11/22/2016

Read an Excerpt from The Old Nubian Texts of Attiri Here! View Color Plates Here! The Old Nubian Texts from Attiri is the first publication in the Dotawo: Monographs series. It presents heretofore unpublished material: an edition of a series of manuscripts discovered during the Aswan High Dam campaign at the site of Attiri, a rocky[…]

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 1

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Published: 06/23/2014

Nubian studies needs a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-Saharan linguistics, and critical and theoretical approaches present in post-colonial and African studies. The journal Dotawo: A Journal of[…]

The Miracle of Saint Mina – Gis Miinan Nokkor

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Published: 01/05/2012

The Miracle of Saint Mina is one of the core texts in the small corpus of texts written in Old Nubian, a Nilo-Saharan language spoken between the third and fourth cataract of the Nile river until about the fifteenth century, and written in an adaptation of the Coptic script. It is one of the oldest written[…]