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Dictionary - Kamusi

African languages: Swahili-English dictionary

17 minute languages: Swahili-English usual phrases (+ audio)

basic vocabulary (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical (Defense Language Institute)

expressions & idioms [PDF] in Swahili & translation in English or German

Swahili etymological dictionary by Andras Rajki (2005)

Swahili-English dictionary by Charles Rechenbach (1967)

Swahili-English dictionary by Arthur Cornwallis Madan (1903)

English-Swahili (1902)

Dictionary of the Suahili language by Johann Ludwig Krapf (1882)

Dictionnaire swahili-français [PDF] Swahili-French dictionary, by Charles Sacleux (1939)

Dictionnaire français-swahili (1891)

Vocabulaire français-kisouahili: French-Swahili vocabulary published by the État indépendant du Congo (1894)

Suaheli-Dragoman: Swahili-German dictionary by topics, by Friedrich von Nettelbladt (1891)

Wörterbuch der Suahelisprache: Swahili-German & German-Swahili dictionary, by Carl Gotthilf Büttner (1890)

African aphorisms or Saws from Swahili Land, by William Ernest Taylor (1891)

Expanding the Swahili vocabulary: newly adopted words in Swahili in the field of information and communication technology, by Malin Petzell (2005)

The adaptation of Swahili loanwords from Arabic, by Leonard Chacha Mwita, in Journal of Pan African studies (2009)

Historical inferences from Swahili etymologies by Thilo Schadeberg (1989)

Swahili language

University of Kansas: Swahili course

Introduction to Swahili, basic vocabulary, noun, verb structures

Verbix: verb conjugation & Swahili-English translation

Swahili course by Hassan Ali & Ali Mazrui (2004)

Swahili colloquial, course for beginners (2003)

Swahili basic course [PDF] Foreign Service Institute (1968) (+ audio)

Swahili language handbook [PDF] by Edgar Polomé (1967)

Swahili forum: Journal for Swahili studies (since 1994)

Swahili grammar and vocabulary by A. Burt (1910)

Handbook of the Swahili language, as spoken at Zanzibar, by Arthur Cornwallis Madan (1894)

Swahili Exercises by Edward Steer (1918)

Grammar of dialectic changes in the Kiswahili language by Chauncy Hugh Stigand (1915)

Inkishafi: poem & translation in English, by William Ernest Taylor

Aids to the study of Ki-Swahili par Mervyn Beech (1918)

books & papers about the Swahili language: Google books | Internet archive | Academia | Wikipedia


Youtube: 101 Swahili : vocabulary, usual expressions, Swahili songs with lyrics and translation

News - Habari
Mwananchi: newspaper (Tanzania)

BBC - VOA - RFI - DW: news in Swahili

Texts & Literature

Language and popular culture in Africa: texts in Swahili (popular culture) with translation in English or French

Swahili-literatur: narratives in Swahili with translation in German

A Shaba Swahili life history, text, translation and comments, by Jan Blommaert (2014)

Elisi katika nchi ya ajabu: translation in Swahili of the Lewis Carroll's book, Alice's adventures in wonderland (1940)

Swahili tales as told by natives of Zanzibar, with translation in English, by Edward Steer (1870)

Prosa und Poesie der Suaheli: Swahili prose and poetry, with translation in German, by Carl Velten (1907)

Märchen und erzählungen der Suaheli: Swahili tales & stories & translation in German by Carl Velten (1898)

Anthologie aus der Suaheli-litteratur: anthology of the Swahili literature, with translation in German, by Carl Gotthilf Büttner (1894)

the New Testament in Tanzanian Swahili , Biblica (+ audio)

the Bible in Swahili (+ audio)

Biblia Habari Njema (1996)

-> the bilingual Bible in Swahili (New Testament)

First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Watu wote wamezaliwa huru, hadhi na haki zao ni sawa.
Wote wamejaliwa akili na dhamiri, hivyo yapasa watendeane kindugu.

-> First article in different languages

-> Declaration of Human Rights: bilingual text in Swahili, Lingala & other languages

-> Arabic language

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