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Swahili Resources

Educational Links
Kiswahili Home Page (Kassim Abdullah)
Introductory Kiswahili Lessons. Kiswahili is an African language spoken mainly by the people of eastern and central Africa.
Noun Classification in Swahili
This paper is a report on research in progress on the semantics and syntax of noun classes in Swahili.
The Kamusi Project
The Internet Living Swahili Dictionary (Yale University), is a collaborative work by people all over the world. The aim is to establish new dictionaries of the Swahili language, both within Swahili and between Swahili and English.
A Resource Handbook for African Languages
The webbook of the African languages (by Professor David J. Dwyer)
The e-LCTL Project
The e-LCTL Project for priorities in teaching less commonly taught languages in the U.S.
Instructional Guide for African Languages in Small Classes (via CLEAR)
Occasional conferences, seminars, and institutes on African languages for linguists and instructors.
Utamaduni Online
An advanced level course in Swahili Language and Culture by Magdalena Hauner (UW-Madison) and Katrina Daly Thompson
Swahili Poetry Page by Thomas Hinnebusch
An experimental site devoted to the dissemination of information about Swahili poetry, to its collection and archiving, and for providing tools which will allow students and scholars to access, read, and understand this rich heritage.
Swahili Hot Potatoes Exercises
Swahili Hot Potatoes Exercises by Thomas Hinnebusch (for three texts -- Kiswahili cha Msingi, Mganga Pazi, and Kaburi Bila Msalaba)
Useful Swahili Words
A website to get more acquainted with the Swahili language and culture.
Learn Swahili
This part of the Transparent Language site provides you with information on the Swahili language. From beginners who are just starting to learn Swahili to more advanced students who have been studying Swahili for a while.

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Scholarly Publications
Australasian Review of African Studies

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Swahili Poetry and Literature
Yale Swahili Song Lyrics Links
UCLA Swahili Poetry Project
PBS Swahili Coast Swahili Poetry
Kanga Writings

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Audio News
Radio in Africa
The African Channel
BBC Swahili
Voice of America in Swahili
Deutsche Welle (Voice of Germany)
IPPMedia
KBC Kiswahili Service
Online Radio Stations: Kenya
Online Radio Stations: Tanzania

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Newspapers
Kenya Daily Nation
Swahili News
Taifa-Kenya/KBC Online
Swahili | BBC World Service
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation
Online Newspapers: Tanzania

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Professional Associations and Language Resource Centers
Canadian Association of African Studies
African Language Teachers Association (ALTA)
Boston University: African Studies Center
Michigan State University: African Studies Center
Michigan State University: H-Swahili Discussion Network
Swahili Linguists Association
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