This guide is intended to provide a selection of useful print and electronic resources for the study of Swahili language, literature, and culture.
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2013
- Google Swahili Search
Tafuta kwa Kiswahili! Search Swahili words and phrases on the Internet to find vocabularies, images, places, individuals, and much more!
- Swahili : Language Profile
An informative and authoritative introduction to Swahili language and culture, created by the UCLA Language Materials Project. Includes estimated number of speakers, general information, dialects, orthography, linguistic summary and affiliation, role of Swahili in society, history, and bibliographic references. Also included is a map showing the area of eastern African where Swahili is spoken.
- Swahili (information provided by the National African Language Resource Center (NALRC))
Introductory notes on 1: Why study Swahili?, 2: Who speaks Swahili? -- peoples and history, and 3) Language and culture. Explains the difference in usage of Swahili and Kiswahili.
- Ethnologue : Swahili
Ethnologue provides useful information on various languages of the world, including language profiles, dialects, location of speakers and maps, statistics on number of speakers, and bibliography of language resources online and in print.