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away from, go free.

Tokosa, ku-, to hoil, cook by boil-
ing.

Tombo, quail.

Tone, matone, drop.

Toroka, ku-, to run away from a
master or home.

Tota, ku-, to sink, he drowned.

Tu, only, merely, only just.

Tufe, ball.

Tumaini, ku-, to be confident,
hope.

Tumbako, tobacco.

Tumbo, matumbo, stomach, belly.

Tunda, matunda, fruit.

Tunza, ku-, to care of, look after.

Tupa, matupa, file, bottle.

-tupu, bare, empty.

Twaa, ku-, to take.

Tweka, ku-, to raise, take up.

Twiga, giraffe.

U
Ua, ku-, to kill.
Ubau, mbau, plank.
Ubishi, joke.

Uchawi, witchcraft, black magic.
Ufu, death, the state of being

dead.
Ufungu, relatives.



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SWAHILI-ENGLISH VOCABULARY



Ugali, porridge.

Uguza, ku-, to take care of a sick

person.
Uhuru, freedom.
Ukucha, kucha, nail, claw, hoof.
Ule, that, yonder.
Ulimi, ndimi, tongue, heel of a

mast.
Uliza, ku-, to ask, inquire of a

person.
Uma, nyuma, a spit, fork, azvl.
Uma, ku-, to bite, sting, hurt,

ache.
-ume, male, strong.
Umeme, lightning.
Una, you have, thou hast.
Una nini? What is the matter

with you?
Unene, stoutness, thickness.
Unga, Hour, powder.
Unguja, Zanzibar.
Upana, width, breadth.
Upande, pande, a side, part.
Upanga, panga, sword.
Upele, pele, large pimple.
Upepo, pepo, wind, cold.
Upesi, quickly, lightly, fast.
Upindi, pindi, bow.
Usiku, night.
Uvuli, shade, shadow.
Uwingu, mbingu, heaven, sky.
Uza, ku-, to sell.
Uzuri, beauty, fineness, ornament.

V
Vema or ema (pron. yema), well,

very well.
Viberiti (plur. of kiberiti),

matches.
Vilevile, just those things, in like

manner.
-viva, idle, dull, slow.



Vua, ku-, to undress, to take

across a river, to fish.
Vuke, steam, vapor, sweat.
-vungu, hollow.
Vunja, ku-, to break, ruin, spoil,

change a piece of money.
Vuta, ku-, to draw, pidl.

W

Waka, ku-, to blase, burn up, burn.

Wake, or wakwe, his, hers, its.

Wako, thy, your.

Wala — wala, neither — nor.

Wale, those yonder.

Wall, cooked grain, especially
rice.

Wali, governor.

Wana, they have.

Wanda, ku-, to have, hold.

Wanda, nyanda, finger, a finger's
breadth.

Wangu, my.

Wao, they.

Wapi? Where? Which people?

Waraka, nyaraka, letter.

Washenzi, wild people, uncivilized
people.

Wasi, rebellion.

Watu (plur. of mtu), people.

Wawili, two, tzvo persons.

Weka, ku-, to place, lay, keep, de-
lay.

Weye ! you ! it is you !

Weza, ku-, to be able.
siwezi, / a sick, I cannot.

-wili, or bili, two.

Winda, ku-, or winga, ku-, to hunt.

Wino, ink.

-wivu, jealous, ripe.

Wongo, falsehood, lie.

Wote, all, both.



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APPENDIX



Yabis, or yabisi, dry, solid.
Yakini, certainly, certainty, it is

certain.
Yamkini, possibly.
Yayi, mayayi, egg.
Yule, that, that person.



Zaa, ku-, to bear, breed, bear fruit.
Zaidi, or Zayidi, more.
Zaiiwa, ku-, to be born.
Zamani, times, long ago, formerly.
Zayidi, more.

-zima, sound, whole, healthy, com-
plete.



Zima, ku-, to extinguish, put out.

-zito, heavy, difficult, severe, sad,
clumsy.

Zua, ku-, to pierce, bore, invent.

Zulia, ku-, to invent, to lie, tell
falsehood.

Zulu, ku-, to be crazy.

Zumbua, ku-, to find.

Zunguka, ku-, to go round, sur-
round, revolve, wander.

Zungusha, ku-, to make to go
round, to turn.

-zuri, fine, beautiful, good, hand-
some.

Zuzuka, ku-, to be bewildered, to
lose one's head.



INDEX



Aberdare Mountains, 5, 9, 301.

Abyssinia, 211.

Ainsworth, H. M. Commissioner,

272.
Albert Nyanza, 93.
American Museum of Natural His-
tory, collecting specimens for,
25-26.
Americano, 7.
Antelopes, 16.

characteristics of, 152-153.

diminishing herds of, 154.

habitat of, 153.

Hunter's, 16.

roan, \6off.

sable, 165-166.
Arabia, 32, 184.
Asgar, 36, 37, 39.
Asiatic elephant, 52, 53.
Askaris, 22.
Athi Plains, 2, 197.

game on, 2.

hunting on, 4, 82, 169.
Athi River, 90, 154, 237.

B

Baboons, 9.

destructiveness of, 222.

habits of, 221.
Baker, Sir Samuel, 88.
Bantu race of negroes, 245.
Baringo, Lake, 8, 124, 237.

district of, 174.



Barker, Mr., 81.
Barnet, Mr. and Mrs., 8.
Black snake (poisonous), 234.
Bongo, 6, 9, 16.

British East Africa, climate and
topography of, i.

diminishing game of, 300, 303.

game laws of, 13-19.

hunting grounds in, 2, 5-12.

rainfall in, 2.

scanty population of, 254.

seasons in, 13.

variety of game in, 302.
Buffalo, 6, 9, 12, 15.

appearance of, size of, etc., 104-105.

Cape, habitat of, 103, 106.

Congo, Abyssinian, Senegambrian
and gray, 103.

habits of, 106.

hunting of, 107, 109.
Bush buck, 6, 9, 12, 17, 180.
Bush pig, 9.

giant, 222,.

habits of, characteristics of, etc.,
222.
Bustard, giant, size of, habits of, etc.,

239-
smaller species of, 240.



Cape buffalo, 6, 9, 12, 15, lo^ff.
Cape Colony, 167, 173, 201.
Caravan, almost lost, 197^.
Central Africa, 113, 181.
Chameleon, 235.



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INDEX



Cheetah, or hunting leopard, 35, 122.

characteristics of, habitat of, 123.

encounters with, 124, 126.

food of, 123, 128.

size of, habits of, etc., 128.

wonderful eyesight of, 126.
Colbus defassa, new subspecies,

Collyer, Mr. C, 8, 273.
Colobus monkey, 6, 9, 17.

characteristics of, 219.

habitat of, 218.

habits of, 218, 220.

white, 219.
Congo Free State, 20.
Crane, crested, 244.
Crocodile, 6, 8, 9, 235.

kills rhino, 235. »

man-eater, killed, 237.

missionary killed by, 236.

precautions against, 238;

skin of, 238.

D

Dead thrown to wild beasts, 117, 215.

Denby, Colonel, testimony of, 267.

Dik-dik, 17, 180.

Donga, 45-

Dress of natives, 246, 247, 249, 250,

253, 260.
Ducks, wild, 243.
Dugmore, Mr. Radcliflfe, 277.
Duiker, blue, 17.

Harvey's, 16.

Isaac's, 17.



Eglon, Mountain, 10, 301.

Egret, 17.

Eland, 2, 6, 7, 9, 12, 15, 16.

description of, 156.

domestication of, 160.

flesh of, 159.

habitat of, 154.

habits of, 154-156, 158.

hunting of, 157, 159.



Elephant, 9, 12, 15.

combat of, with rhino, 72,.

encounters with, 59, 62, 66.

eyesight of, 66.

food of, 54.

habitat of, 55.

habits of, 53, 60, 71, "jt,.

native hunting of, 71.

tracking of, 56-59.

two species of, 52.
Elmenteita, Lake, 206, 214, 240.
Engimma, 217.

Expedition, first to East Africa, 25,
48, 62-66, yy, 133, 137, 143-146,
185, 204.



Fish eagle, 16.

Flamingo, 237, 244.

Fort Baringo, 174.

Fort Hall, 6.

Foster, Honorable John W., testi-
mony of, 267.

Funza, method of attack of, pre-
cautions against, 3.



Game birds, quality of flesh of, 238.
Game laws, 13-19.
Gardomurtu River, 83.
Gazelles, description of, habits of, etc.,
188-191.

Grant's, 2, 6, 9, 12, 16, 17, 197.

meat of, 190.

Peter's, 17.

Soemmerring's, 17.

Thomson's or " tommy," 2, 6, 9,
17, 128, 189.

Waller's, 16, 17.
Geese, wild, 9, 243.
Gelder, Mr. Herman, experience of,

with rhino, 149.
German East Africa, i, 74, 104, 133,

153, 154, 174-
Giant bustard, 239.



358



INDEX



Giraffe, 2, 7, g, 12, 15.

characteristics of, habits of, size of,
etc., 75-77, 80, 82-83, 86.

combat between lion and, 80.

habitat of, 66-67.

hunting of, 'JJ, 83.

lack of voice in, yj.

peculiar gait of, 76.

two species of, 85.
Gnu, white bearded, 39, 167.
Gojito Mountains, 62.
Government officials, commendation

of, 272.
Guas Ngishu Plateau, 15, "JT, 86.

climate of, 10.
Guaso Narok, 7, 9, 135.

eland hunting on, 159.

swamp on, 8.
Guaso Nyaro, 7, 135, 177.
Guinea fowl, 9, 242.

H
Hartebeest, 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 35.

characteristics of, 192.

Cook's (Coke's), 6, 9, 16, 17.

diminishing numbers of, 197.

first specimen of, I93#-

food of, 196.

hated by settlers and hunters, 195.

Jackson's, 9, 16, 17.

meat of, 196.

Neuman's, 15, 16.

size of, habits of, etc., 194, 197.

speed of, 195.

where found, 193.
Headman of safari, 28.
Heron, 124.
Hippopotamus, 6, 8, 9, 12, 16.

characteristics of, habits of, etc.,
87-90, 91, 94, lOI.

destructiveness of, loi.

first experience with, 90.

geological distribution of, 87.

habitat of, 87.

method of escape of, from hunters,
89.



Hippopotamus, names of, 88.

photographing, 96.

shooting, 97^.

size of, 88, loi.

two species of, 87.

white, 88.
Hornbill, 244.
Hunting grounds, 2, 12.
Hyenas, 9, 12.

description of, habits of, etc., 212-

215-

howl of pack of, 216.

increase in regular hunting grounds

of, 215.
man-eating, 213, 215.
ravenous appetite of, 213.
spotted, 212.
striped, 211.

I

Iguana, 234.
Impalla, 6, 12, 16, 17.

flesh of, 183.

habits of, 181-183.

size of, color of, etc., 180.
Ito, Marquis, testimony of, 269.



Jackal, 9.

Johnston, Sir Harry, address of, to
Basogas, 271.
government report of, 270.

K
Kanga, 242.
Kedong Valley (southern), 8.

encounter with rhinos in, 141.
Kenia, Mt., 6, 35, 55, 201, 220, 223,
301.
hunting buffalo on, 109.
Kenia-Laikipia region, 154.
game in, 9.



length of, 5.
return route

8-9.
route to, 6.
tour of, 5.



from Rumuruti to.



359



INDEX



Kericho, 12.
Kijabe, 11.

hunting near, 140,
Kikuju, homes of, 251.

native tribe of, 117, 157, 251.

ornaments of, 253.

polygamy among, 251.

wars with Masai and, 253.

weapons of, 252.
Kilimanjaro, Mt., 12, 188.
Kilima-Njaro, 218.
Kisii country, 12, 66.
Kisumu, 12.

Ki-Swahili language, adjectives in,
309.
comparison of, 322.

conditional sentences in, 318.

expression of time in, 321.

extent of use of, 307.

forms of greeting in, 328, 329.

interrogatives in, 310, 320.

narrative tense in, 325.

numerals in, 320, 322.

objective prefix in, 317.

passive form of verb in, 325.

personal and possessive pronouns
in, 320.

personal prefixes in, 310.

plurals in, 312.

possessive case in, 312.

prepositions in, 326.

pronunciation of, 308.

reciprocal form of verb in, 330.

tense prefixes in, 310, 312.

usefulness of, 20.
Kiu station, 175.
Kivi rondo, 260.
Kivu Lake, 68.
Klipspringer, 17.
Kob, Thomas's, 16.
Kolb, Dr., 146.
Koma Rock, 82.
Kongoni, 194.
Kudu (greater), 8, 15, 16.

habitat of, 173.

hunting, 175.



Kudu, size of, habits of, etc., 174.
Kudu (lesser), 4.



Laikipia Plateau, 5, 7, 8, 27, 83, 131,

138, 141, 159, 178, 187, 202, 242.
Lake Baringo, 8, 124, 237.
Lake Elmenteita, 206, 214, 240.
Lake Hannington, 185, 193, 237
Lake Naivasha, 2.
Lake Nakuru, 208.

game preserve for hippos, 94.
Lake OI-Bolossat, 9.
Lake Rudolph, 201.
Lake Tanganyika, 149.
Lang, Mr. Herbert, 25, 65, 66, 78, 234,

242.
Lawrence, Lord John, testimonial,

268.
Leopards, 6, 9, 12.

black, 114.

habitat of, 114.

habits of, 116.

hunting, 122.

man-eating, 116.

trapped, danger from, 119.

traps for, 118, 119.
Liberian or pygmy hippo, 87.
Licenses, 14.

cost of, 23.
Li Hung Chang, testimonial of, 269.
Limpompo River, 160, 173.
Lions, 2, 6, 9, 10, II, 197.

cowardice of, 30, 44, 45.

dangers of hunting of, overesti-
mated, 43, 44.

description of, 30.

encounters with, 36, 39, 45^, 49.

fight between buffalo and, ^3.

first encounter with, 49.

food of, 33, 169, 205.

habitat of, 32.

habits of, 33, 34, 41, 51, 169.

hun'mg for, along watercourses,
40.
on horseback, 36-38, 39-40.



360



INDEX



Lions, man-eating, 41, 47.

manes of, 41.

native hunting of, 50.

roaring of, 45.

size and weight of, 31.
Lizards, 235.

Loita Plains, 8, 10, 11-12, 36, 45, 154,
168.

M

Malarial fever, 3, 12.
Marabout, 17.
Masai, 7, 8.

character of, 255.

El-Moran, 258#.
. homes of, 257.

occupation of, 257.

Semetic origin of, 256.
Matchakos, i.

Matchakos native reserve, 15.
Mau Escarpment, 2, 11, 232.
Maungu, TJ.
Mesopotamia, 2fl.

Missions, adverse criticism of, rea-
sons for, 264#, 271.

great need of, 263.

" mission boys " and, 273.

opinion of officials about, 273.

testimonials of prominent men
about, 266#.
Monkeys, 6, 217.
Morrison, Mr., adventure of, with

buflfalo, 112. •

Mosquitos, 2, 12.
Mt. Kenia, 201, 220, 223, 301.
Mozambique, British Consul at, tes-
timonial of, 269.
Music, native, 167.
McKinley, President, testimonial of,

266.
McMillan, Mr. W., 115.

N
Nairobi, 2.
Naivasha Plateau, 9.
leopard hunting on, 120.



Nakuru, 9.
Natives, 26, 245.

character of, 247, 250, 251, 256, 260,
262.

dress of, 246, 247, 249, 250, 253.

generally poor trackers, 58.

homes of, 246, 249, 251, 254, 257.

occupations of, 248, 249, 250, 257,
259, 260.

ornaments of, 247, 253.

weapons of, 250, 252, 259.
Northern Game Reserve, 18-19.
Nyando Valley, 193.
Nyssaland, 153, 154, 166.

O

01-Bolossat, Lake, 9.
Orange Free State, 32.
Orbi, 17.
Oryx, 7, 183.

characteristics of, 184.

description of, 184.

habitat of, 184.

habits of, 185.

hunting of, 185.
Oryx beisa, 6, 9, 16, 17.
Oryx call Otis, 16, 188.
Ostrich, 241.

nest of, found, 242.

size of egg of, 242.
Outfit: clothing, 291.

firearms, 294j^.

provisions, 290.

tents, 288#, 293.

utensils, etc., 293.
Owls, 16.
Ox wagons, 11.



Paa, 17.

Palla. See Impalla.
Panther, 114.

Partington, Mr. H. B., 272.
Partridge, 9.

Percival, Mr., experience of, with
rhino, 148.



361



INDEX



Peters, Dr. Carl, 44, 73.
Photography, difficulty of photo-
graphing wild animals, 275.
outfit for, 279/F.
Polygamy, 248, 250, 251, 254, 258.
Porters, 24, 26.
Portuguese, East Africa, 104, 112,

153-
Posho, 24.
Puff adder, appearance of, 227.

deadly bite of, 228.

method of striking of, 228.

photographing, 229^.

Uganda, 228.
Python, characteristics of, 230.

distribution of, 230.

first encounter with,

habits of, 231.



232.



Quail, 243.



Q



R



Rainfall, 2.

Reed buck, 12, 17.

Reserves, game, 15, 17-20.

Rhinoceros, 2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 27, 197.

black, habits of, 131.

courage and ferocity of, 143, 147,
148.

curious horns of, 131, 132.

first encounter with, 143.

five species of, 130.

good eyesight of, 136, 139.

great strength of, 136.

protection against, 150.

scent of, 140.

white, 130.

Rifles, Express (.577), 60, 67,

145, 148.

Mannlicher (6.5 m.m.), 67, 120,
170, 190, 232.

Mauser (11 m.m.), 38, 61, 163, 237.

Winchester (.50), 49.

Winchester (.405), 78, 157, 207,
233. 240.



79,



Rift Valley, 9, 15, 193, 204, 208, 224.
Rinderpest, 104, 257.
Ringler, Mr. G., TZ-
Roan antelope, 12, 16.

description of, 164.

habitat of, 160.

habits of, 164.

hunting, 161.
Roosevelt, Colonel, 69, 94, 115, 126,
132.

address to Camp-Fire Club by, 299.

advice to hunters by, 304.

experience of, with hippo, 92.

testimony of, 266.
Roosevelt, Kermit, 166.
Routes of travel, hints on, 298.
Rufijii River, 92.
Rumuruti, 8.
Ruwenzori Mountains, 68.



Sable antelope, i, 16.

appearance and size of, 165.

characteristics of, 166.

habitat of, 165.
Safari, 20.

day's march of, 26.

expense of, 21-23.

food supplies for, 24.

outfitting of, 21.

porters of, 26.
Salutation, native form of, 328, 329.
Sambtiru country, Tj.
Schillings, Mr. C, 147.
Schmidt, Mr. C. E., experience of,

with hippo, 92.
Scorpions, 235.
Seasons, 13.
Selous, Mr. F. C, 10, 31, 112, 167,

173-
experience of, with elephant, 68, 70.
Seringetti Plains, 12, yj.
Serval, 9.

Shimba Hills, i, 165.
Shulalongkorn, His Majesty, King

of Siam, testimony of, 269.



362



INDEX



Sick given to wild beasts, 117, 2

instance of, 262.
Sitatunga, 16.
Sleeping sickness, 12.
Smith, Mr., experience of,

wounded lion, 43.
Snakes, 234.
Snipe, 243.

Somaliland, 174, 184, 201, 211.
Sondo River, hunting hippos on,
Sotik Plains, 8, 10, 35, 36, 43,
154, 216.

hunting cheetahs on, 126.

hunting eland on, 157.

hunting gnu on, 170.

tour of, 11-12.
South Africa, 32, 104, 113, 153,

160, 166, 181, 184, 201.
Southern Game Reserve, 17, "JT.
Spoor, 58, 158.
Steinbuck, 17.
Suni, 17.
Swahili, characteristics of, 245.

character of, 247.

coast tribe of, 245.

customs of, 246-248.

dress of, 247.

houses of, 256.

language of. See Ki-Swahili.

marriage customs of, 248^.

method of producing tembo
by, 248.

occupation of, 248.



Tana River, 6, 154, 237.

Taxidermy, hints on, 283^.

Tembo, 248.

Tick bird, 134.

Ticks, 3, 134.

Thompson, Sir Augustus Rivers,

timonial of, 268.
Topi, 12, 16, 17, 127.
Tracking, elephant, 56-59.

giraffe, 82-83.
Trade goods, 7.



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Tragelphus tiaderi, 180.
Trap, leopard, 118.
Tsetse fly, 161.

U

Uganda, hippos and buffaloes banned

in, 93, III.
Uganda Railroad, i, 47, 48, 77, 175,

160, 188.



Van Riebeck, 87.
Victoria Nyanza, 2, 161.

climate near, 12.
Voi, I.
Volcanoes, extinct : Longonot and

Suswa, 208.
Vulture, 16.

w

Wakamba, goat-skin clothing of, 250.

native tribe of, 250.
Wallace, General Lew, testimonial of,

268.
Wandorobo, jungle people, 22-

manner of life of, 259.
Wanika, occupation of, customs of,

etc., 249.
War dances, 29.

Warren, General Sir Charles, testi-
monial of, 268.
Wart hog, 9, 12.

appearance of, habits of, etc., 224^.
Wateita, 249.

homes of, 250.
Water buck, 6, 9, 16.

description of, 176.

habits of, 177.

new subspecies of, discovered, 177.
Wild ducks, 243.
Wild dogs, 6.
Wild geese, 9.
Wildebeest or gnu, 6, 10, 11, 16, 17,

197.
description of, 167.



363



INDEX



Wildebeest or gnu, habits and char-
acteristics of, i68, 171.
hunting of, 169.
vitahty of, 169.
where found, 167.
Women, dress of, 246, 249, 250, 260.
position and rights of, 251, 254_^,
263.



Zambesi River, 68.
Zebra, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16,
200.



197,



Zebra, attempts at domestication of,
209.

Grevey's and Burchell's differ-
ences in size of, color of, etc.,
201.

habits of, 203#.

hunting of, 206.

mountain, 201.

speed of, 206.

stampede of, 208.

voice of, 203.

where found, 202.



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