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Standard Swahili-English Dictionary

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Published by Oxford University Press Southern Africa .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7395051M
ISBN 100195720075
ISBN 109780195720075

KES 1, Myachina,The Swahili Language In the second half of the 19th cent. It has also incorporated German, Portuguese, English, Hindi and French words into its vocabulary through contact with empire builders, traders and slavers during the past five centuries. Swahili serves as a national or official language of four nations: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Swahili language, member of the Bantu group of African languages see African languages African languages, geographic rather than linguistic classification of languages spoken on the African continent.

Pronunciation an important aspect in language learning especially the spoken language, has been omitted in this edition for technical reasons. It is also one of the official languages of the African Union. With the changing needs of a dictionary user, a new dictionary was necessary for two reasons : 1 to record new words and new meanings of words which the language acquired during the last 55 years, and 2 to provide some lexicographical information that current dictionary users need. We hope the readers will bear with us and tolerate the unavoidable omission. Bibliography See E.

It is published after more than a century since Madan published the first English - Swahili Dictionary inand half a century since Johnson was published. Bibliography See E. Derivatives and compounds of a headword have been explicitly shown in the entry so that the user can see how words which share a common root are formed and how the morphological changes take place during the derivation process. This dictionary provides adequate information about some of these aspects so as to alert the user on when and where a word can or cannot be used and the connotation it may have to the audience.


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Standard Swahili-English Dictionary book

This dictionary is both a decoding and an encoding dictionary. With the changing needs of a dictionary user, a new dictionary was necessary for two reasons : 1 to record new words and new meanings of words which the language acquired during the last 55 years, and 2 to provide some lexicographical information that current dictionary users need.

Efforts have been made to give every English word an equivalent word in Swahili and where no one word equivalent is found a phrase is provided. Click the link for more information. This dictionary provides adequate information about some of these aspects so as to alert the user on when and where a word can or cannot be used and the connotation it may have to the audience.

Efforts have been made to give every English word an equivalent word in Swahili and where no one word equivalent is found a phrase is provided. The Swahili language or Kiswahili is a Bantu language and the mother tongue of the Swahili people. Words which cooccur with the headword have been illustrated in an example Standard Swahili-English Dictionary book or sentence, or by showing the obligatory and optional elements which the headword takes, e.

Pronunciation an important aspect in language learning especially the spoken language, has been omitted in this edition for technical reasons.

Since then writing has flourished, and some native authors of distinction have appeared. It has more than 50, entries, some of which are technical words. It is published after more than a century since Madan published the first English - Swahili Dictionary inand half a century since Johnson was published.

It is also now the official language of Kenya and Tanzania and has the largest number of speakers of the Bantu group of languages. It is also one of the official languages of the African Union.

English as a world language is not always used the same way throughout the English world. Myachina,The Swahili Language It should however be emphasized that technical words which have been entered in this dictionary are only those which appear in the general language although they still belong to the specialized fields.

It's vocabulary covers a wide range of lexicon that includes both the general language and specialized language. Although grammatically a Bantu tongue, Swahili has been greatly influenced by Arabic, from which it has borrowed many words.

Many definitions and examples contained in this work are similar with those in Madan's dictionaries but others have been added or revised. Derivatives and compounds of a headword have been explicitly shown in the entry so that the user can see how words which share a common root are formed and how the morphological changes take place during the derivation process.Translation for 'standard' in the free English-Swahili dictionary and many other Swahili translations.

atlasbowling.com arrow_drop_down atlasbowling.com - Online dictionaries. The Kamusi Project English-Swahili Dictionary A abandon (verb), -acha. They abandoned their homes after the storm. Waliacha nyumba zao baada ya dharuba. abandon (verb), -achilia mbali (applicative). Forget completely about these issues of yours.

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Translation for 'read' in the free English-Swahili dictionary and many other Swahili translations. atlasbowling.com arrow_drop_down atlasbowling.com - Online dictionaries, vocabulary, conjugation, grammar Toggle navigation. Details about Swahili-English, English-Swahili: This bestselling bilingual Swahili dictionary is the also most comprehensive available, with over 35, entries that cover the modern vocabulary of politics, telecommunications, the Internet, tourism, business and travel.

Dictionnaire swahili-français: partiellement adapté du Standard Swahili-English dictionary de Frederick Johnson avec l'autorisation d'Oxford University Press Alphonse Lenselaer, Frederick Johnson KARTHALA Editions, - Swahili language - pages5/5(1).