Maurice Delafosse Writer

Maurice Delafosse (December 20, 1870 - November 13, 1926) was a French ethnographer and colonial official who also worked in the field of the languages of Africa. In a review of his daughter's biography of him he was described as "one of the most outstanding French colonial administrators and ethnologists of his time." Delafosse had disagreements with the French government over the administration of French Africa, and, as a result, was "more or less banned from the colonies" for a large part of his life.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 20th, 1870
Date of death
November 13th, 1926 at age of 55

Written work

1.The negroes of Africa

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1931. at Washington, D.C.


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