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Swahili: Language & Culture

General Links

Archives of Popular Swahili

Kiswahili Resource Page

Languages on the Web: Swahili

University of Pennsylvania: African Studies Program - Menus and Recipes from Africa

PBS: The Swahili Coast - Perceptions of African Identity

UNESCO: Swahili Culture

Wikipedia: Swahili Language

Columbia University Libraries: African Language Resources - Swahili Language on the Internet

Library of Congress Portals to the World: Tanzania

Ethnologue: Swahili

The African Cookbook: Menus and Recipes from Africa

UCLA Library Information Resources on African Languages & Culture

Country and Culture teaching modules from the Defense Language Institute

Governmental and Geographical Resources

National Website of the United Republic of Tanzania

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Washington, DC

US Department of State Background Notes: Tanzania

BBC News Country Profiles: Tanzania

CIA World Factbook: Tanzania

Professional Associations and Language Resource Centers

Michigan State University: African Studies Center

Boston University: African Studies Center

African Language Teachers Association (ALTA)

Michigan State University: H-Swahili Discussion Network

Library Resources

Library of Congress: Africana Collections

Media Links

Arusha Times

BBC News: Swahili


KBC Kiswahili Service

Online Newspapers: Kenya

Online Newspapers: Tanzania

Online Radio Stations: Kenya

Online Radio Stations: Tanzania

Radio Deutsche Welle: Swahili Service

Scholarly Publications

Journal of African Studies

Swahili Forum

Study Opportunities

Educational Directories Unlimited: Language Study Abroad Programs - Swahili

University of Cape Town: Department of Linguistics and Southern African Languages - Swahili at the African Languages and Literature Section


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