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MobiTuki: Swahili-English dictionary (Tanzania)

AfricanLanguages: Swahili-English dictionary

LingoHut: Swahili-English vocabulary by topics (+ audio)

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

Sl&c: useful Swahili words (+ audio)

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

A concise English-Swahili dictionary, kamusi ya kiingereza-kiswahili, by R. A. Snoxall & H. B. Mshindo (2002) online

A standard English-Swahili dictionary, directed by Frederick Johnson, founded on Madan's English-Swahili dictionary (1939) online

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: 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)

Swahili etymological dictionary by András Rajki (2005)

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

African aphorisms or Saws from Swahili Land, by William Ernest Taylor (1891)

The terms for "emotion" in Swahili: a lexical analysis based on interviews with native speakers, by Rosanna Tramutoli, in Kervan (2019)

Terminologia del corpo ed estensioni metaforiche : swahili e zulu a confronto, in Kervan (2020)

Translating Swahili linguistic terminology into Italian, Nordic Journal of African Studies (2020)

Texts on textiles: proverbiality as characteristic of equivocal communication at the East African coast, by Rose Marie Beck, in Journal of African Cultural Studies (2005)

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 par Thilo Schadeberg, in Unwritten testimonies of the African past (1989)

Lugha ya mitaani in Tanzania: the poetics and sociology of a young urban style of speaking, with a dictionary comprising 1100 words and phrases, by Uta Reuster-Jahn & Roland Kießling, in Swahili Forum (2006)

Swahili toponymy of past towns on the East African coast: "What's in a name?", by Monika Baumanova & Rosanna Tramutoli, in Kervan (2022)

Swahili language

University of Kansas: Swahili course

Kiko: pronunciation & grammar (University of Georgia)

Swahili course (+ video)

Verbix: verb conjugation & Swahili-English translation

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

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

Swahili colloquial, course for beginners (2003)

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

Swahili basic course, Foreign Service Institute (1968) (+ audio)

Swahili language handbook 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)

A Handbook of the Swahili language, as spoken at Zanzibar, by Edward Steere, revised 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 into English, by William Ernest Taylor

Aids to the study of Ki-Swahili by Mervyn Beech (1918)

Grammaire kiswahili: Swahili grammar, by Henri Delaunay (1927)

Grammaire des dialectes swahilis: grammar of the Swahili dialects, by Charles Sacleux (1909)

Die syntaktischen Verhältnisse des Suaheli (syntax of Swahili) by Wilhelm Planert (1907)

Suahili Konversations-Grammatik: Swahili grammar, by August Seidel (1900)

Suaheli Handbuch (Swahili handbook) by Walter von Saint Paul Illaire (1890)

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

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)

books & papers about the Swahili language: Google books | Internet archive | Academia | Wikipedia


Youtube: 101 Swahili : vocabulary, common phrases, 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 into English or French

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

Swahili-literatur: narratives in Swahili with translation into German

A Shaba Swahili life history: text, translation and comments, by Jan Blommaert (2014)

Mythical and archetypal images of the hero in Swahili literature: more than just warriors, by Graziella Acquaviva, in Kervan (2019)

Identity and memory in Swahili war verses: the long road to an East African self (2019)

Immagini e metafore vegetali nella poesia swahili : dal seme alla pianta (Vegetal images and metaphors in Swahili poetry) (2016)

Ritual practices, hypnotic suggestions and trance-like states in Swahili written literature, by Cristina Nicolini, in Kervan (2021)

studies about the Swahili literature, by Xavier Garnier

Le kiswahili entre Afrique, orient et occident : quelle littérature pour une langue désancrée ? (2011)

Traduire le swahili en français : à propos de Nagona et Mzingile d'Euphrase Kezilahabi, in Études littéraires africaines (2012)

La poésie orale swahili manganja by Pascal Bacuez, in Cahiers d'études africaines (2000) Swahili texts & translation into French

Figures du politique en Afrique : comment prendre en compte la littérature d'expression swahilie, by Mathieu Roy & Charles Mnyampala (2010)

Mathias Mnyampala (1917-1969) : poésie d'expression swahilie et construction nationale tanzanienne, by Mathieu Roy, thesis (2013)

Introduction au Diwani ya Mnyampala (Mathias Mnyampala's anthology) (2007)

Poésie et philosophie d'expression swahilie en Tanzanie : vision et transformation du monde dans le Diwani de Mathias Mnyampala, in Les Cahiers d'Afrique de l'Est (2012)

Elisi katika nchi ya ajabu: translation into Swahili of the Lewis Carroll's book, Alice's adventures in wonderland (1940)

Swahili tales as told by natives of Zanzibar, with translation into English, by Edward Steer (1870)

Prosa und Poesie der Suaheli: Swahili prose and poetry, with translation into German, by Carl Velten (1907)

Märchen und Erzählungen der Suaheli: Swahili tales & stories & translation into German (1898)

Anthologie aus der Suaheli-litteratur: anthology of the Swahili literature & translation into German, by Carl Gotthilf Büttner (1894)

BibleGateway: Biblia Takatifu, translation of the New Testament into Tanzanian Swahili (+ audio)

Biblica: Biblia Takatifu, translation of the New Testament into Tanzanian Swahili (+ audio)

WordProject: translation of the Bible into Tanzanian Swahili (+ audio)

YouVersion: Biblia Habari Njema (1996)

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 into Swahili (+ audio)

First article in different languages

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

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