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  • A large quantity of wood-ashes is collected (the woods preferred for the purpose are the mimosa nitta, and mimosa pulverulenta,) and put into an unglazed earthen vessel which has a hole in its bottom; over which is put some straw.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • He assured us that, before they had gathered in their present crops, the whole inhabitants of Kullo had been for twenty-nine days without tasting corn, during which time they supported themselves entirely upon the yellow powder which is found in the pods of the nitta, so called by the natives, a species of mimosa, and upon the seeds of the bamboo-cane, which, when properly pounded and dressed, taste very much like rice.

    Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, 1795-7

  • In the meantime the coffle was ordered to lie concealed in a cotton-field near a large nitta-tree, and nobody to speak except in a whisper.

    Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, 1795-7

  • A large quantity of wood-ashes is collected (the woods preferred for the purpose are the _mimosa nitta_, and _mimosa pulverulenta_,) and put into an unglazed earthen vessel which has a hole in its bottom; over which is put some straw.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • In the meantime the coffle was ordered to lie concealed in a cotton field near a large nitta tree, and nobody to speak except in a whisper.

    Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

  • Near this village there are great plenty of nitta-trees, and the slaves in passing along had collected large bunches of the fruit; but such was the superstition of the inhabitants, that they would not permit any of the fruit to be brought into the village.

    Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

  • Early in the morning we departed from Sooseeta, and about ten o'clock, came to an unwalled town called Manna, the inhabitants of which were employed in collecting the fruit of the nitta trees, which are very numerous in this neighbourhood.

    Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

  • He assured us that, before they had gathered in their present crops, the whole inhabitants of Kullo had been for twenty-nine days without tasting corn, during which time they supported themselves entirely upon the yellow powder which is found in the pods of the nitta, so called by the natives, a species of mimosa, and upon the seeds of the bamboo - cane, which, when properly pounded and dressed, taste very much like rice.

    Travels in the Interior of Africa — Volume 02

  • -- Early in the morning we departed from Sooseeta, and about ten o'clock came to an unwalled town, called Manna, the inhabitants of which were employed in collecting the fruit of the nitta-trees, which are very numerous in this neighbourhood.

    Travels in the Interior of Africa — Volume 02

  • _nitta_, so called by the natives, a species of mimosa; and upon the seeds of the bamboo cane, which, when properly pounded and dressed, taste very much like rice.

    Life and Travels of Mungo Park in Central Africa

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