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 DICT

Author: A. C. (Arthur Cornwallis) B. 184 Madan

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371823634

Category: History

Page: 480

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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 - 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.

Afrikanische Horizonte

Studien zu Sprachen, Kulturen und zur Geschichte

Author: Catherine Griefenow-Mewis

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447056014

Category: History

Page: 172

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"Festschrift zu Ehren von Dr. Hildegard H'oftmann aus Anlass ihres 80. Geburtstages am 22.10.2007"--P. [5].

Dependenz und Valenz / Dependency and Valency. 1. Halbband

Author: Vilmos Ágel

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110194112

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 867

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"Dependenz" als grammatisches Konzept, das die gerichtete Verkettung von Wörtern zum Ausgang nimmt, und "Valenz" als komplementäre Annahme, dass Wörter Leerstellen um sich eröffnen, die zu füllen sind, haben sich als sehr fruchtbare grammatische Ansätze erwiesen, mit denen die Grundstruktur von Sätzen und auch die Ausbaumöglichkeiten erfasst werden können. Die Rezeption dieses Ansatzes, Eigenentwicklungen auf der Basis vergleichbarer Annahmen und gegenseitige Beeinflussung haben zu einer inzwischen weitverzweigten Forschungslage geführt. Das Handbuch stellt im ersten Teilband zunächst die wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen Voraussetzungen der Konzeptionen dar und behandelt sodann ausführlich die einzelnen Theorieteile (u.a. Valenz des Verbs, Ergänzungen und Angaben, Tiefenkasus, Wortstellung). Theorie und Empirie wird gleichermaßen Rechnung getragen. Die Hauptrichtungen der Dependenzgrammatik, die Word Grammar, die Lexicase Grammar und andere Konzeptionen werden ausführlich dargestellt.

Swahili for Starters

A Practical Introductory Course

Author: Joan Maw

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198237839

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 317

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New in paperback and in an updated edition, Swahili for Starters: A Practical Introductory Course teaches Swahili in its social and cultural context, by modern and entertaining methods. An ideal beginners' text, it introduces the language in a natural manner, starting from real-life situationsin dialogue form, many of them revealing attitudes and ideas which may surprise and intrigue the learner. Grammar and vocabulary are introuduced gradually, with the most useful items first. Games and puzzles and other activities are used to give practice in the language and guidance inpunctuation.

Uganda

Author: Philip Briggs,Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621821

Category: Travel

Page: 488

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As well as giving a wealth of practical information, this guide details every aspect of Uganda's tourist infrastructure, from national parks and gorilla reserves to Lake Victoria and the Ssese Islands, making it an essential, up-to-date guide for any visitor to the region.