As illustation only some African servants-slaves in the Muslim world

 

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Ibn Durayd (837-933) Jam Harat al Lughah
from Basra lived in Baghdad.
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Taken from: Alwaraq

 

P216

O Lord Khod of the daughters of Zinj - Withstand severe glare enlightened

(meaning: they are very pretty)

p234

The Zanj are a well-known people; as for the pronunciation Zinj, it is incorrect.

P282

Al anbuly: which means al-Zinjy (a negro)

P337

Alddakr; The game plays out as toys Zinj and Habash.

P383

The giraffe, with the addition of letter Zai:

I do not know if it is true Arabic or not,

I think it is more Arab because the people of Yemen know it from the point of view of Habasha.

Abu Malik said:   Giraffes: they take the water  (they need) out of the plants.

He sang: From the east and their Zarafa.

P585

Ivory (Aj) and Aja, if precious and nice, Anaaj Anaaj Anaja,. Ivory known of the bones (means tusks). And ivory bracelets named so because there are women they make them of ivory