James Bruce, On Oromo Language

Bruce, James. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773. Vol. 1, Edinburgh 1790, contains a specimen of Songs of Songs 1:1-9 in Oromo and some remarks on the “Galla:”


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In 1806, Alexander Murray published an introduction to the life and writings of Bruce and added some material unpublished by Bruce such as a short Oromo vocabulary:


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