Jean-Pierre Angenot, Belgian naturalized Brazilian, born in 1941. Full Professor of Ethnolinguistics, Federal University of Rondônia, Brazil. PhD in African Linguistics (Leiden, 1971) and in Romance Philology (Brussels, 1975). Post-doctor in Acoustic Phonetics (Mons, 1982) and in Physiological Phonetics (Aix-en-Provence, 1998). In 2003, co-founder, with Dr Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya, of TADIA (The African Diaspora in Asia), an international academic programme associated with the UNESCO Slave Route Project. From 2007 Coordinator of an international programme sponsored by the “Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional” named Rehabilitación of the Intangible Afro-Iberoamerican Heritage: Bantuisms in American Spanish and Portuguese. Author of 154 publications.
[from page 149 of Uncovering the History of Africans in Asia, published 2008]