Digitising Pulaar Islamic Texts: Six Archives of the Taal Families in Senegal and Mali (EAP1245)

Aims and objectives

The project intends to collect and digitise Pulaar Ajami (Pulaar language in Arabic script) and Arabic endangered manuscripts written by some of the most influential Haalpulaar (speakers of Pulaar) Islamic scholars of the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The project aims to digitise a total of 6,000 pages of text. About 3,500 will be in Senegal and 2,500 in Mali. On completion, the project will provide easily accessible resources that will improve the quality of scholarly research adn make available teaching materials on Muslim West Africa in general and the Haalpulaar history, language, society and culture in particular.