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African languages: Swahili-English dictionary

Slc: useful Swahili words (+ audio)

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

Defense language institute: basic vocabulary (+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

Swahili etymological dictionary by Andras Rajki (2005)

An anthology of proverbs in Kiswahili & translation in English & German, by Claudia Dal Bianco & Johanna Emig (2009)

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)

A brief lexico-semantic study of French and Kiswahili by Lester Mtwana Jao, in Mambo (2015)

Epenthetic vowels in Swahili loanwords by Andrew Harvey, in Journal of linguistics and language in education (2014)

Phonological and semantic change in language borrowing : the case of Arabic words borrowed into Kiswahili, by Mohamed Abdulmajid Akidah, in International journal of education and research (2013)

Historical inferences from Swahili etymologies by Thilo Schadeberg (1989)

Swahili language

University of Kansas: Swahili course

University of Georgia: pronunciation & grammar (Kiko)

Swahili course (+ video)

Verbix: verb conjugation & Swahili-English translation

Andika: Latin <> Arabic scripts of the Swahili language, online conversion

Aflat: online morphological analysis

The Swahili language and its early history, by Martin Walsh, in The Swahili world (2018) new

Swahili colloquial, course for beginners (2003)

Swahili learners' reference grammar by Katrina Daly Thompson & Antonia Folárin Schleicher (2001)

Introduction to Swahili, basic vocabulary, noun, verb structures

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

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

Swahili vowel harmony by Lutz Marten, in Working papers in linguistics and phonetics (1996)

Noun classification in Swahili by Ellen Contini-Morava, University of Virginia

The formation and syntax of contractions in Kiswahili with special emphasis on noun-possessive combination, by Titus Mpemba, in Journal of linguistics and language in education (2015)

Swahili forum: Journal for Swahili studies (since 1994)

Swahili grammar and vocabulary by F. 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 by Mervyn Beech (1918)

The metrolingual use of Swahili in urban Ugandan landscapes and everyday conversation by Nico Nassenstein, in Multilingualism in the global South (2016) new

Mombasa's Swahili-based "Coasti slang" in a super-diverse space : languages in contact on the beach, by Nico Nassenstein, in African study monographs (2016) new

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

Lyrikline: poems in Swahili, with translation (+ audio)

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)

BibleGateway: Biblia Takatifu, New Testament in Tanzanian Swahili (+ audio)

Biblica: Biblia Takatifu, New Testament in Swahili

WordProject: translation of the Bible in Swahili (+ audio)

Biblia Habari Njema (1996)

Ask-dl: Swahili manuscripts in Arabic & Latin alphabet

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.

Umoja wa mataifa ofisi ya idara ya habari taarifa ya ulimwengu juu ya haki za binadamu: translation in Swahili (+ audio)

First article in different languages

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

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