Swahili-English, English -Swahili Dictionary

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Hippocrene Books, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 194 pages

The Swahili-speaking coast of Africa has many attractions: its beaches, safaris, and great cultural diversity. This dictionary and phrasebook contains all of the vocabulary and phrases necessary to communicate in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language.

Designed for the visitor, the phrasebook offers vocabulary and phrases for travel and daily life situations. Spoken originally along the eastern coast (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, with over 40 million speakers.

This unique, two-part resource provides travelers to Kenya and neighboring nations with the tools they need for daily interaction. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes:

  • 4,000 dictionary entries
  • Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers
  • Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business
  • Concise grammar and pronunciation sections

 

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Contents

CONTENTS
5
Pronunciation Guide
19
ENGLISHSWAHILI DICTIONARY
55
Maps
194
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Nicholas Awde is a writer and regional consultant based in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Peter Maghashyan is a freelance journalist, analyst, and consultant on regional, political, and economic issues. He is based in Yerevan, Armenia.

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