Kano
(981 words)

1. Kano King Lists:

i) Simple king-list with reign lengths and mothers’ names, from Bagauda to Alwalī (reg. 1781-1805).

MS: NU/Falke, 704.

ii) Aṣl Kanū wa-taʾrīkh salāṭīnihā.

Simple king-list with reign lengths and mothers’ names, from Bagauda to [Ibrāhīm] Dabo (reg. 1819-46).

MS: Jos, 47 (copy in Kaduna (NA), P/AR6/5).

iii) Part II of Sabab sulṭān Dawrā.

A proto-chronicle with extensive narrative elaboration for the reigns of certain sultans. Lists rulers from Bagauda to ʿUthmān b. Ibrāhīm Dabo (reg. 1846-55).

MS: Jos, 53, ff. 9-16 (copy in Kaduna (AH), 1/14/71).

iv) Kitāb ta ʿraf (for t…

Cite this page
“Kano”, in: Arabic Literature of Africa Online, General Editor John O. Hunwick, R.S. O’Fahey. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2405-4453_alao_COM_ALA_20014_21>
First published online: 2016



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