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André Donelha
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Almost everything that is known about André Donelha is based on his own account, which has been summarised and discussed by Avelino Teixeira da Mota (Teixeira da Mota and Hair, Descrição da Serra Leoa, pp. 12-21). Donelha spent his childhood on the Island of Santiago (Cape Verde Archipelago) and was probably born there between 1550 and 1560. The surname Donelha may have either a Castillian origin (Don…

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da Silva Horta, José, “André Donelha”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>

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