Historical dictionary of Rwanda by Learthen Dorsey

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Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-437).

Book details

StatementLearthen Dorsey.
SeriesAfrican historical dictionaries ;, no. 60
LC ClassificationsDT450.115 .D67 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 437 p. :
Number of Pages437
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1430782M
ISBN 100810828200
LC Control Number93042203

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