This Corpus gives access, as completely as possible, to the whole of Francophone written and oral literature from the Indian Ocean, from the origins (18th century) to Independence (1960, or death of authors). It includes works by more than 200 authors. The oral literature of the Indian Ocean was collected by intellectuals or by religious communities. It is to be found in specialized volumes or dispersed in didactic works (dictionaries, grammars, anthologies) from which this literary heritage was extracted, which is both popular and scholarly, often very ancient. The basic text chosen for the electronic edition corresponds to the original text as it has submitted to the publisher. The original text is edited in its identical original form. The French version of oral literary works is accompanied by a version in the original language, when that version exists. (Not updated, complete)
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