The Baganda Canoe: The Problem of its Origin

By James Hornell FRAI, published November 1933


The double-outrigger Baganda canoe with its bifid prow and thwart ends is an evolution from the Victoria Nyanza canoe. Possible influences on its design are considered with those from Indonesia being offered as the most likely source of technical development. Links between East Africa and Indonesia via the slave trade are described and possible reasons for the lack of sails are suggested.

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Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Indian Ocean | Other (location)
Subjects include: Leisure & Small Craft | Shipbuilding & Design

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