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Leslau, Wolf

Overview
Works: 288 works in 1,119 publications in 12 languages and 9,586 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Fiction  Bibliography  Music  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Recording engineer, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: GR360.E8, 492.8
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The fire on the mountain, and other Ethiopian stories by Harold Courlander( Book )

20 editions published between 1950 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of Ethiopian stories
Falasha anthology by Wolf Leslau( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Falashas, who are the most isolated and most ancient Jewish community extant, have preserved their own religious writings through the centuries. This book offers a cross section of their sacred literature, translated for the first time into English from Ethiopic sources. In addition, the translator provides a detailed description of the life and mores of the Falashas, based on his personal experience and observation during a prolonged stay in their community" -- Back cover
African proverbs by Charlotte Leslau( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shinega's village; scenes of Ethiopian life by Śāhla Śelāsé Berhāna Māryām( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The simple ways of an Ethopian village are chronicled in the story of Shinega from his birth through his marriage & the birth of his own son. The contrast of village & city life are noted as Shinega's routes as a peddler take him farther than his father ever travelled--all the way to Addis Ababa
Concise Amharic dictionary : Amharic-English, English-Amharic by Wolf Leslau( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amharisk-engelsk / engelsk-amharisk ordbog
Ethiopic documents : gurage by Wolf Leslau( Book )

29 editions published between 1950 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African folk tales( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopians speak; studies in cultural background by Wolf Leslau( Book )

26 editions published between 1900 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amharic textbook by Wolf Leslau( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in 4 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falasha anthology; the black Jews of Ethiopia by Wolf Leslau( Book )

8 editions published between 1951 and 1979 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopian argots by Wolf Leslau( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated bibliography of the Semitic languages of Ethiopia by Wolf Leslau( Book )

21 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1,635 volumes cited in this bibliography include archival as well as modern publications, ending with the year 1964. the first two sections list general works on semitic and ethiopian languages. Following sections group the semitic languages according to (1) north ethiopic--including geez, tigre, and tigrinya, and (2) south ethiopic--including amharic, argobba, gafat, gurange, and harari. Each specific language section is prefaced by a brief description of the geographic areas in which the language is spoken, analytical tables (indicating the chronological order and specific language classifications of the volumes within the section), a bibliography, and such additional catagorizations as grammatical outlines, grammars, dictionaries, vocabularies, and problems of grammar and lexicography. Appended indexes list authors, reviewers, and subjects. This bibliography is volume I of "bibliographies on the near east," published by mouton and company, the hague. (Amm)
A dictionary of Mocǎ (southwestern Ethiopia) by Wolf Leslau( Book )

15 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etymological dictionary of Harari by Wolf Leslau( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopic and South Arabic contributions to the Hebrew lexicon by Wolf Leslau( Book )

15 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coutumes et croyances des Falachas (juifs d'Abyssinie) by Wolf Leslau( Book )

11 editions published in 1957 in French and Amharic and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative dictionary of Geʻez (Classical Ethiopic) : Geʻez-English, English-Geʻez, with an index of the Semitic roots by Wolf Leslau( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music of South Arabia by Wolf Leslau( )

11 editions published between 1951 and 1959 in 5 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hebrew cognates in Amharic by Wolf Leslau( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise dictionary of Geʻez (classical Ethiopic) by Wolf Leslau( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Falasha anthology Falasha anthology; the black Jews of Ethiopia
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African proverbsConcise Amharic dictionary : Amharic-English, English-AmharicFalasha anthology; the black Jews of EthiopiaConcise dictionary of Geʻez (classical Ethiopic)
Alternative Names
Leslaʼu, Ṿolf

Lesla'u, Volf 1906-2006

Leslau, Wolf

Wolf Leslau Amerikaans taalkundige (1906-2006)

Wolf Leslau polnisch-US-amerikanischer Sprachwissenschaftler

Леслау, Вольф

וולף לסלאו

לסלאו, וולף

לסלאו, וולף 1906-2006

לסלאו, וולף זאב בן חנוך

לסלו, וולף

לעסלוי, וואלף

وولف ليسالو

레슬로, 울프

レスロー, ウルフ

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