Roger Blench: Papers and Field Materials: DISEASE

 

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An aspect of ethnomedicine which is sorely neglected is the terminology of disease itself. Obviously concepts of disease in Africa only partly map against those in the Western world. It seems to difficult ot know how effective diagnoses can be made in the absence of effective communication. This page gives access to my elicitations of disease and medical conditions names in various African languages.

 

Language

Family

Mwaghavul

Chadic

Lam Nso

Bantoid

Boze

East Kainji

Ce

Plateau

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