The phrase commonly used then was “Bilad al-Sudan", which translates to "land of the Blacks".
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Dear Sue Peabody,
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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