Swahili English English Swahili Dictionary

Author: Nicholas Awde
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780781804806
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Swahili is one of the Bantu languages, which form the branch of the Niger-Congo family. Its vocabulary is basically Bantu, but many words are borrowed from Arabic.

Swahili English English Swahili Dictionary

Author: Nicholas Awde
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781809054
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A gude for the most widely spoken African language contains over five thousand dictionary entries, terms and phrases for daily life siuations, a pronunciation guide, and cultural information.

Swahili English English Swahili Practical Dictionary

Author: Nicholas Awde
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
ISBN: 9781417787814
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This long-awaited dictionary is in high demand as the only modern, comprehensive and completely up-to-date Swahili/English dictionary in the world. It contains 34,000 total entries, for both native English and Swahili speakers. Appendices include English irregular verbs, Swahili noun classes and useful phrases and vocabulary. A Bantu language with over 40 million speakers, Swahili is the principal language of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and eastern Congo, and one of the most widely spoken in Africa. Although mainly concentrated on the eastern coast, its usage as a common and commercial language is widespread.

English Swahili pocket dictionary

Author: Hamisi Akida
Publisher: Mkuki Na Nyoka Pub
ISBN:
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A concise and portable dictionary developed by two experienced and well respected teachers of Swahili. In this work they have taken into account not only the difficulties which non-Swahili speakers from many different language backgrounds have in learning the language, but also the importance of making Swahili equivalents of English words, correspond to those of the best speakers of Swahili. The English-Swahili Pocket Dictionary will be of benefit to English speakers who are learning Swahili, while Swahili speakers who are learning English will also find it invaluable.

English Swahili dictionary

Author: Willy Kirkeby
Publisher: Africa World Pr
ISBN: 9788299457323
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Not only is this the most comprehensive English-Swahili dictionary to date (about 60,000 entries) - it is also the first one to include phonetic transcription. It covers all major fields of interest. American pronunciation is shown in cases differing from standard British pronunciation. In addition the dictionary abounds in synonyms and suggested alternative translations. In other words, this is a book not only for looking up in, but also for learning from. Willy Kirkeby has taught at secondary schools in Norway, Germany and Tanzania, and has been compiling a comprehensive selection of dictionaries. These include English-Norewegian and Norwegian-English dictionaries in both comprehensive and smaller editions.

Beginning Swahili Workbook and Guide

Author: David Kyeu
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781478720157
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"As an experienced university language instructor in Germanic and Slavic languages and a current student of Kiswahili, I found this reference book to be invaluable. It is very comprehensive and well written, providing a superb reference for Kiswahili noun classes, one of the most difficult aspects of learning this beautiful language. In fact, it is one of the finest language reference documents I have seen in my 40 years of learning and teaching languages, and I give it my strongest possible recommendation. If you are a student of Kiswahili, from beginning to advanced level, you should obtain and utilize this excellent reference - you'll be very glad you did." Barbara Jordan, Jacksonville, Florida

Swahili Grammar and Workbook

Author: Fidèle Mpiranya
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317612922
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides a practical and comprehensive companion to Swahili grammar, filling in gaps left by other textbooks. Presenting the essentials of Swahili grammar in a highly accessible fashion, it reduces complex language topics to helpful rules and mnemonic aids, enabling maximum grammar retention and accurate usage. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises, allowing students to consolidate and practice their learning. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. Key features include: Twenty five language notes covering key topics such as: personal pronouns; the Swahili noun class system; special class combinations; the imperative, the subjunctive, and the conditional moods; the use of comparatives; the use of monosyllabic verbs; the passive form and various other forms of verb extensions; the relative clause Clear, detailed and jargon-free grammatical explanations supported by an assortment of helpful diagrams, charts and tables and many relevant and up-to-date examples A wide range of communication-oriented exercises to reinforce learning and develop students’ ability to use Swahili actively Audio files to support pronunciation practice, clearly linked to relevant sections of the book and available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138808263/ Four appendices, Swahili-English and English-Swahili vocabulary lists, a bibliography and an index presented at the back of the book for easy access to information. Written by a highly experienced instructor, Swahili Grammar and Workbook will be an essential resource for all students and teachers of Swahili. It is suitable for use both as a companion reference text in language courses and as a standalone text in independent grammar classes.

Swahili English Dictionary Kamusi Ya Kiswahili Kiingereza

Author: John C. Rigdon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540432247
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Spoken originally along the eastern coast of Africa(the name kiSwahili means 'coastal language'), and now the official language of Tanzania as well as a major language in Kenya, Uganda and the eastern Congo, Swahili is the lingua franca of Eastern Africa. A significant fraction of Swahili vocabulary is derived from Arabic through contact with Arabic-speaking Muslim inhabitants of the Swahili Coast. It has also incorporated German, Portuguese, English, Hindustani and French words into its vocabulary through contact with empire builders, traders and slavers during the past five centuries. The earliest known documents written in Swahili are letters written in Kilwa in 1711 A.D. in the Arabic script that were sent to the Portuguese of Mozambique and their local allies. Another ancient written document dated to 1728 is an epic poem in the Arabic script titled Utendi wa Tambuka (The History of Tambuka). One key step in spreading Swahili was to create a standard written language. In June 1928, an inter-territorial conference took place at Mombasa, at which the Zanzibar dialect, Kiunguja, was chosen to be the basis for standardising Swahili. Today's standard Swahili, the version taught as a second language, is for practical purposes Zanzibar Swahili. Swahili has become a second language spoken by tens of millions in three African Great Lakes countries (Tanzania, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)) where it is an official or national language. The neighbouring nation of Uganda made Swahili a required subject in primary schools in 1992. Some 80 percent of approximately 49 million Tanzanians speak Swahili in addition to their first languages. Many of the rising generation of Tanzania, however, speak Swahili as a primary language because of a decrease of the traditional cultures and the rise of a more unified culture in urban areas. Kenya's population is comparable as well, with a greater part of the nation being able to speak Swahili. Most educated Kenyans are able to communicate fluently in Swahili since it is a compulsory subject in school from grade one to high school and a distinct academic discipline in many of the public and private universities. The five eastern provinces of the DRC are Swahili-speaking. Nearly half the 66 million Congolese reportedly speak it, and it is starting to rival Lingala as the most important national language of that country. Swahili speakers may number 120 to 150 million. This English - Swahili and Swahili - English Dictionary (Kamusi ya Kiswahili - Kiingereza), contains 11,000 entries. It is based on our Words R Us - Wordnet implementation (www.wordsrus.info) which enables pairing the Swahili language with hundreds of others. It was created using dozens of sources including academic papers on the language as well as native speakers.

Mazoezi ya Kiswahili

Author: Lioba J. Moshi
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
ISBN:
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The exercises in this manual are a collection of classroom exercises based on Kiswahili misingi ya kusema, kusoma, na kuandika by Thomas J. Hinnebusch and Sara Mirza (University Press of America, 1979.) Each lesson contains grammar exercises, question and answer exercises to aid students in independent response in Swahili, and drills to aid in sentence building, comprehension, and composition.