English Swahili dictionary

Author: Willy Kirkeby

Publisher: Africa World Pr

ISBN: 9788299457323

Category: Reference

Page: 1069

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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.

Swahili-English, English -Swahili Dictionary

Author: Nicholas Awde

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781809054

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 194

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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 Dictionary (Kamusi Ya Kiswahili - Kiingereza)

Author: John C. Rigdon

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540432247

Category:

Page: 304

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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.

Swahili-English, English-Swahili Dictionary

Author: Nicholas Awde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780781804806

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 596

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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.

English-Swahili pocket dictionary

Author: Hamisi Akida

Publisher: Mkuki Na Nyoka Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 271

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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.

Comprehensive Swahili-English Dictionary

Author: Mohamed Abdulla Mohamed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789966258120

Category: Reference

Page: 891

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Comprehensive Swahili-English Dictionary is the latest publication of its kind and offers the most current use of the language among Swahili speakers today. The Dictionary has more than 60,000 entries and is is both a cultural guide to Kiswahili, and a cultural conversation between two influential languages in this 21st century. Mohamed A Mohamed was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He holds a Ph. D degree in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University, U.S.A. He has previously served as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Dar es Salaam between 1982-1987 before moving to Moi University as an Associate Professor in the School of Social, Cultural and Development Studies. Later, he served as Full Professor and also Head of the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics in the same university. In 1996, he joined Zanzibar University at Tunguu and served as a Full Professor for two years. Currently, he teaches at the State University of Zanzibar and is also the Research Coordinator of the institution. Professor Mohamed has also served as a part-time lecturer at Columbia University in U.S.A, the City College of the City University, the Hunter College of the City University and the York University in the United Kingdom. He is the author of a number of books. These include Modern Swahili Grammar, Kamusi ya Visawe (A Dictionary of Swahili Synonyms) among others. His other works that are now in the pipeline include Comprehesive English-Swahili Dictionary, Kamusi Fafanuzi ya Kiswahili (A Comprehensive Swahili-Swahili Dictionary) and Kamusi ya Vinyume (A Dictionary of Antonyms).

Swahili Children's Dictionary

Illustrated Swahili-English, English-Swahili

Author: kasahorow

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781480077706

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 86

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Learn to read Swahili! The Swahili Children's Dictionary is an illustrated dictionary for your multilingual child to develop their Swahili and English reading skills. Contains over 200 nouns, verbs and adjectives to aid fast comprehension of any of the readers in the ""I Can Read"" series by kasahorow. Discover the joy of reading in Swahili and English together with your multilingual child. Suitable for children 8 to 12 years old.

A Standard Swahili-English Dictionary

(founded on Madan's Swahili-English Dictionary)

Author: Inter-territorial Language (Swahili) Committee to the East African Dependencies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780195720075

Category: Swahili language

Page: 548

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Swahili Made Easy

A Beginner's Complete Course

Author: J. F. Safari

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9987081797

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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This handy book is a beginner's complete course in the Swahili language, designed especially for foreigners. The book is a result of the author's many years of teaching experience. It is divided into two parts: part one covers pronunciation; Swahili greetings and manners; classification of nouns; adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc. in twenty-eight lessons and thirty-six exercises. part two includes a study of Swahili usage in specific situations (e.g. at home, in the market, on the road, at the airport, etc.); eleven further lessons and thirteen exercises; the key to the exercises in Parts One and Two; and a Swahili-English vocabulary of words used in the book.

English-Swahili Dictionary

Author: David Phineas Bhukanda Massamba

Publisher: Institute of Kiswahili Research, University of Dar Es Salaam

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 882

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This massive authoritative Swahili dictionary, is the most definitive and comprehensive in existence. It has taken a team of lexicographers and academics fourteen years to prepare, with the support of the Institute of Kiswahili Research in Dar es Salaam. The last comparable edition was in 1939, and was primarily intended to help the user to comprehend English texts. The dictionary records new words and meanings of words which the language has acquired since 1939; and provides lexicographical information needed by current dictionary users.There are more than 50,000 entries, with an attempt to give every English word an equivalent in Swahili, or otherwise a phrase; and the vocabulary covers both general and specialized language. Guidance is provided on use and connotation, word formation and syntax, and derivatives and compounds of a headword are explicitly shown in each entry. The full information and arrangement given for each entry is: headword, homographs, wordclass, alternative spelling of a headword, cross-reference, gloss, definition, subject label, usage label, regional label, senses separated by numbers, illustrative examples, compounds, derivatives, and adjectival complementation.

Swahili plants

an ethnobotanical survey

Author: Bernd Heine,Karsten Legère

Publisher: R. Koppe

ISBN: 9783927620896

Category: Nature

Page: 376

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