Language Resources - Africa
African Resources on the Internet, Languages - A Penn resources which lists links on African languages.
Göteburg University African Languages - Reference materials, articles, and links for African languages, especially Bantu languages. Some text in Swedish.
African Language Families (Legacy Journal) - Good basic language charts for the major African language families. Aimed for genreal audience, but well-informed.
Africa Legacy Language Family - Good basic language charts for the major African language families
Penn African Multimedia Index - Downloadable images and maps on different themes. Read the small print before downloading.
African Languages at Penn - Links to some resources from Shona, Igbo, Twi and Wolof
Yale YGRALL - "Yale Guide to Resources in African Languages and Literatures." Contains resources for Swahili, Yoruba and Zulu.
National African Language Resource Center - Information about programs and materials for teaching African languages.
Languages of South Africa - Basic information about the languages of South Africa, especially Bantu and Khoisan. Gives alphabet with pronunciation, links and suggest grammars for each language.
African Languages Com (South Africa) - Information on the South African languages including local Bantu family trees
Stanford Africa South of the Sahara - An extensive collection of links searchable by country or by topic.
Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds Exhibits - An online version of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum featuring video and information on African culture and climate.
Life in Africa Fashion Show - Photo gallery of modern designs based on African themes and designs. Includes some information African traditional clothing in different countries.
Afropop Worldwide Radio Prpgram (www.afropop.org) - Program schedule, articles and some audio clips. Includes North Africa and Latin American music with African influences.
Journal for African Music and Popular Culture (NTAMA) - This online journal features articles on traditional and modern music originating from Africa.
New Africa Com - Information focuses primarily on business and travel, but includes references on regulations for different countries.
Akan is one of the major languages of Ghana.
Ali Akan Online Course - Some demos lessons are available
Akan Cultural Symbols Project - Galley of Akan artistic motifs from different crafts with explanations. By George F. Kojo Arthur & Robert Rowe of Marshall University. Akan is a Niger-Kordofanian language.
Akan Metal Work - Also includes history and literature
Bantu is a large language family of southern and Eastern Africa and includes prominent languages such as Swahili, Zulu and many others.
Bantu is a branch of the Niger-Kordofanian languages which includes additional languages in tropical Africa.
Bantu Languages - Includes basic maps and source information about Bantuand its historical development. Available in English or French.
Berkley CBOLD, Comparative Bantu Online Dictionary - Includes language reference maps, downloadable files and other resources.
Göteburg University African Languages - Reference materials, articles, and links for African languages, especially Bantu languages. Sponsor of Bantu-l. Some text in Swedish.
See also Pan-Africa.
Bole Bo Pikka/Bole Language Page - Basic information and some texts for the Chadic language Bole. Part of the UCLA Aflang Program.
Chadic is a branch of the Afro-Asiatic family whose other branches include Semitic, Berber and Egyptian.
Chadic Languages - Some basic information on Chadic including a family tree and some audio clips. Part of the UCLA Aflang Program.
Hausa is a prominent Chadic (Afro-Asiatic) language of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Luganda is a Bantu language of East Africa.
Luganda (Buganda Home Page) - Information and basic Lugandan grammar.
Swahili originated in the trade port of Zanzibar, but is now the lingua franca of Tanzania, Kenya Uganda and other East African countries. This is a Bantu language.
Penn State Swahili Web Site - Developed by E.T.S. and the Center for Language Acquisition for the Penn State Swahili Instructors. See also additional Center for Language Acquisiiton Swahili Resources.
Yale's Kamusi Project - Major archive for Swahili language including dictionatries and slideshow (Internet Explorer only). Listserv available.
Yale YGRALL Swahili - Additional resources from the Swahilli program.
Penn KiSwahili Exercises - Online exercises featuring audio and video listening exerices. Form allows students to e-mail answers to instructors.
Langmedia Everyday Swahili - Overview of culture and idioms behind everyday rituals in Tazania. Features authentic audio and video.
Southern Missouri State Swahili Resources - Lots of links organized by topic.
Noun Classification in Swahili - An analysis of Swahili noun classes attempting to defiine sematic generalizations.
A Brief History of the Swahili Language - A general introduction covering social influences.
SwahiliOnline.com - General information about Swahili culture, including some music and poetry.
Tim and Lara Beth's Kenya - This site includes information on grammar and culture including sports, flags, national anthems, history, interactive map and more.
Masai Mara.com - Basic information on the Masai Mara as well as some photos of East African animals and scenery in the Photo Gallery ("PG"). Do not download photos without permission.
Yoruba is one of the major languages of Nigeria.
Yale YGRALL Yoruba Language Resources - More resources being added.
Yoruba Metal Work - Also includes history and literature
Learn Yoruba - Very minimalist gramatical sketch
Zulu is actually the language in South Africa with the largest number of speakers. I would expect this language to become even more prominent in the future. Both Zulu and Swahili are Bantu languages.
Yale YGRALL isiZulu Language Resources - More resources being added.
Eloquent Eloquence: Beadwork in Zulu Tradition - An excellent website which gives information on Zulu beadwork motifs and vocabulary. From Stan Schoeman.
See also Languages of South Africa
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