The New International Encyclopædia/Rebmann, Johannes

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REBMANN, rắb'mȧn, Johannes (1820-76). A German missionary and African explorer, born at Gerlingen, Württemberg. He was sent by the British Church Missionary Society to Mombas, East Africa, as an assistant to Krapf, with whom in 1849 he discovered the mountains Kilimanjaro and Kenia. Rebmann spent thirty-eight years in Africa and acquired considerable knowledge of several of the native languages. He published a Dictionary of the Kiniassa Language (1877) and a map of East Africa (1856).