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 Tratado breve dos Rios de Guiné do Cabo-Verde
(1,197 words)

‘Brief treatise on the Rivers of Guinea of Cape Verde’

André Alvares de Almada

Date: c.1594

Original Language: Portuguese


The Tratado breve dos Rios de Guiné do Cabo-Verde, which in Brásio’s edition comes to 150 pages, is perhaps the richest description of the people who inhabited the coast of Senegambia in the 16th and 17th centuries. The text is clearly connected to the project to colonise Cape Verde in Sierra Leone, and it presents in great detail the complex ge…

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Aimara Ribeiro, Francisco, “ Tratado breve dos Rios de Guiné do Cabo-Verde”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <>

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