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Eugeniusz Rzewuski

Eugeniusz Rzewuski, Ph.D.


1967, M.A. in African Studies: "Structure of the Noun in the Kingwana Dialect of Swahili"; supervisor: Prof. Stefan Strelcyn.

1970/71, scholarship, State University of Leningrad (USSR).

1972, Ph.D.: "Nominal Roots in Word-Formation Structures of Swahili"; supervisor: Prof. Witold Tyloch.

1977-83, contract, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo (Mozambique).

1991, May-June, visiting professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Escola Superior de Educaçao, Santarém (Portugal).


Founding Member of the Polish Association of African Studies; African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA, RSA).

Functions and activities

1995-1999 - diplomatic assignment: Chargé d'Affaires and Counsellor of the Polish Embassy in Dar-es-Salaam;

since 1999 - Chairman of the Polish Association of African Studies;

since 2000 - member of the Editorial Board of Afryka, bulletin of the Polish Association of African Studies;

since 2001 - Chairman of the Council of Africa (advisory body to the Minister of Foreign Affairs);

15th-22nd April, 2002 - lectured the course on Swahili language at the Universidade Nova, Lisbon (Erasmus teaching programme);

February, 2002 - presented the paper "New developments of language policy in Africa" at the symposium on education in Africa organised by Polish Association of African Studies and Uniwersytet Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego. Since Febuary 2003 Ambasador in Luanda.


introduction to African language studies, language and society in Lusophone Africa, seminars for M.A. theses.

Ongoing research

Swahili language and culture in Mozambique; Swahili chronicles; Portuguese-based Creole languages of Africa.