Gottlob Krause

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Gottlob Adolf Krause (born January 5, 1850 in Ockrilla near Messen, died February 19, 1938 in Zürich) was a German Africanist and linguist.

Research[edit]

Krause researched languages of Central and West Africa, and is credited with labeling the Kwa languages.

Political Beliefs[edit]

Krause was an anti-colonialist, and did not cooperate with the German Empire's goals of imposing colonies in Africa.[1] Akinwumi cites[2] this as the reason for which Krause's scientific reputation was undermined in Germany.

Works[edit]

  • Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der fulischen Sprache in Afrika. In: Mitteilungen der Riebeckschen Nigerexpedition (1884),
  • Proben der Sprache von Ghat in der Sahara (Leipzig, 1884).
  • Die Musuksprache in Centralafrika. In: Veröffentlichungen der Wiener Akademie. Wien (1886),
  • Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Klimas von Salaga, Togo und der Goldküste. Abhandlungen der Kaiserlichen Leopoldinisch-Carolinischen Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher (Halle/Saale), 93 (3) (1910), pp. 193–472.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museumkennis - Gottlob Krause - Een anti-koloniaal in Afrika". Retrieved 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ Akinwumi, Olayemi (2002). The colonial contest for the Nigerian region, 1884-1900: a history of the German participation. LIT Verlag Münster. ISBN 978-3-8258-6197-1. 

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