Project

Title:A comparative study of the vocabulary for food-producing plants in Central and Southern Africa
Description:Research on the names of the main food plants in bantu languages. A distinction is made between plants of long standing cultivation and plants that have been introduced more or less recently. Through its pluridisciplinary aspect (collaboration with Ethnography and Agriculture Services), this work is a contribution of linguistic studies (antiquity, shifts in meaning, paths of spreading of names…) to researches into history of food plants in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa.
Acronym:Word and Plants
Duration: begin : 2003 - end : 2006
Staff: Koen Bostoen
Jacky Maniacky
External partners:MANIACKY Jacky (jusque 05/2004) puis BOSTOEN Koen
Email:jacky.maniacky@africamuseum.be
Phone:32 2 769 56 73

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