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Swahili Resources

language laboratory catalog

Basic Language Study Recordings

Pimsleur: Conversational Swahili
Lessons 1–16
SW 1.004



Swahili Phrasebook
Lonely Planet Phrasebooks & Dr. Martin Benjamin
Footscray, Australia: Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd. © 2008
ISBN: 978-1-74104-705-9


Web Links

BBC News
In Swahili

FSI Language Course
Basic Swahili lessons developed by the Foreign Service Institute for U.S. government employees.

Quick lessons on Swahili phases, history, dictionary, and poems.

Basic Swahili phrases from their “Swahili Coast” episode, featuring stories, diaries, and “cultural close-ups.”

Surface Languages
List of many useful phrases in Swahili: with audio, flashcards, and word games.

KiSwahili at the University of Kansas
65 comprehensive downloadable lessons on Swahili vocabulary and grammar