Traditional religion, custom, and christianity in East Africa
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Traditional religion, custom, and christianity in East Africa as illustrated by the Ganda with references to other African cultures (Acholi, Banyarwanda, Chagga, Gikuyu, Luo, Masai, Sukuma, Tharaka, etc. ...), and reference to Islam by Francis-Xavier Sserufusa Kyewalyanga

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Published by Renner in Hohenschäftlarn .
Written in English



  • Africa.


  • Ganda (African people),
  • Ganda (African people),
  • Ethnology -- Africa

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Edition Notes

StatementFrancis-Xavier (Sserufusa) Kyewalyanga.
LC ClassificationsDT433.242 .K93 1976
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 355 p. :
Number of Pages355
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4612104M
LC Control Number77375908

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