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Query: Translated terms in Ibn Battuta's Travels

Can anyone tell me which Arabic word(s) in Ibn Battuta's Travels were translated (in 1929) as "Negrolands" and "negroes" (317-318) and "blacks" (323-324) in reference to people of Mali?

Ibn Battuta, Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354, tr. and ed. H. A. R. Gibb, 2 vols. (London: Broadway House, 1929) in Internet Medieval Sourcebook at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1354-ibnbattuta.html. 

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Papers: 28th Annual James A. Barnes Graduate History Conference at Temple University March 17-18, 2023

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from Dr. Marisa J.

Announcement: Esclavages & post~esclavages / Slaveries & Post~Slaveries No 7 published

Just published : Full open-access Number 7 of Esclavages & post~esclavages / Slaveries & Post~Slaveries (https://journals.openedition.org/slaveries/6758)  entitled : Imagining the “Musical Memorial” . Music and the (re)transmission of the memory of slaveries and the slave trades.

TOC & CFP, December 2022 African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter

The December 2022 Newsletter is now available online at: http://www.diaspora.illinois.edu/newsletter.html

Please contact Chris Fennell if you have essays, analysis papers, book reviews, project reports, announcements, or news updates that you'd like to contribute to the African Diaspora Archaeology Network (ADAN) and Newsletter. This Newsletter will be published quarterly, in March, June, September, and December.