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George Fortune Papers

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Identifier: MS Group 205
Abstract George Fortune (1915-2012) conducted extensive research and wrote widely on Central and Southern African languages for over fifty years. His writings concerning the Shona language were crucial to the development of a standard Shona orthography, and he also played a key role in establishing African linguistics as a field of study at African universities. This collection reflects Fortune's roles as a student, priest, husband and father, teacher and university department chair, collector of...
Dates: 1869-2006; Majority of material found within 1945-1990

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  • Language: Sotho, Southern X