- ACALAN: Académie Africaine des Langues = African Academy of Languages (2006) (Bamako, Mali)
- AfLaT -- African Language Technology (Antwerp, Belgium; Cape Town, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya)
"...the growing availability of digital corpora, dictionaries and tools for many (formerly) resource-scarce African languages...The AfLaT website aims to catalogue these resources for the benefit of researchers interested in African language technology. ...AfLaT.org contains a steadily growing collection of bibliographic resources, web links and tools, provided by AfLaT members."
- AFRILEX: African Association for Lexicography (via University of Pretoria, South Africa)
- African Language Materials Archive (ALMA): A joint project of the West African Research Association and Title VI National Resource Centers for African Studies. (via Matrix, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
- "...a multi-partner project focusing on the promotion and documentation of literature and literacy in the languages of Africa. It further serves to assist African language authors and publishers in publicizing and distributing their work."
- See also: ALMA e-books--original site of the ALMA collection, produced by the West African Research Center (Dakar, Senegal), Columbia University, CAORC--Council of American Overseas Research Centers, and the Digital Library for International Research at The Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, Illinois; with support from the U.S. Department of Education and UNESCO. The e-books presented here are in major languages of West Africa: Bamanankan, Jula, Fula, Fulfulde, Kriolu, Mandinka, Mooré, Pulaar, and Wolof.
- ALRP: African Language Research Project (Department of English and Modern Languages, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland)
- The site includes brief information on the project history, African language publications, conference/workshop proceedings, and current progress; plus a project newsletter. "From 1994 to the present the project has published level two and three readers in Yoruba, Hausa, Lingala, Sudanese Arabic, and a forthcoming reader in Igbo. Currently [in 2004], a manuscript is being developed in the Wolof language (Senegal). For the next two years funds are available for readers in Akan and Luganda. These readers are professionally published by Dunwoody Press, a division of McNeil Technologies."
- Electronic Lexicon (Igbo-English)
- African Language Teachers' Association (ALTA), 1999- (via University of Wisconsin, Madison)
- Web Resources for African Languages (Jouni F. Maho, Partille, Sweden)
NOTE: As of Sepember 2012, this collection has been suspended!
An extensive collection of links to sites with e-books, full text documents, and other web sites.
- AfricanLanguages.Com (David Joffe, Pretoria, South Africa)
- This website contains information about African Languages, online dictionaries and lexicons, and other African Language related resources. Currently mostly only the South African languages are covered---especially Sesotho, Setswana, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Venda, Siswati, and Afrikaans, as well as Kiswahili and Cilubà in Eastern and Central Africa.
- Sheng-English Lexicon
-- Sheng is a slang dialect of Kiswahili spoken in Kenya, especially in and around Nairobi.
-- Cilubà is spoken mostly in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- African Languages Technology Initiative--ALT-I (2004) (Ibadan, Nigeria)
- "African Languages Technology Initiative (Alt-I) was set up to facilitate development of the necessary resources that will enable the engagement of information communication technologies (ICT) in African Languages. ...to appropriate various aspects of human language technology (HLT) such as speech synthesis, speech recognition, natural language understanding, machine translation and many others..."
- Projects--corpus development, Yoruba keyboard, speech synthesis, etc.
- Amharic on the Internet
- African Language.Com's Amharic Language Tutorial Programs (Anaheim, California)
Warning: this is a commercial site.
Tutorial materials for Tigrinya, Oromo, and Somali are also available.
- An Amharic reference grammar. By Wolf Leslau. (1969) -- Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), 200-? [Electronic version of: An Amharic reference grammar. Los Angeles, Calif.: University of California at Los Angeles, 1969; 478 p.]
481 pages in PDF format
- EthiopianDictionary.com: Online Amharic-English Dictionary. (Eliab Consulting, USA)
- Ethiopic.Com (Ethiopian Computers & Software, Littleton, Colorado; in association with Fettan Graphics Corp., Washington, DC)
The web site features downloadable Ge'ez fonts and other products, plus extensive links to articles and related information on the Web about the Amharic language and Ethiopia.
- Tsehai Loves Learning (Abshiro Group, USA; in association with Whiz Kids Workshop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
A website featuring information about educational videos (DVD format), TV programs in Amharic from Ethiopia, and public events in the USA for teaching Amharic to (Ethiopian) children.
- ASK-DL: Africa's Sources of Knowledge Digital Library (African Language Program, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts)
"[With funding from the US Department of Education TICFIA program since 2009, this pilot project will provide online access to]...information contained in rare handwritten and out-of-print African language documents of non-latinate scripts ; an endeavor to digitize, catalog and index collected documents in an accessible online library." The site includes sample texts in the following languages: Wolof, Bamana, Amharic, Tigrinya, Tamasheq, and Swahili.
- Bambara on the Internet
- Bamanan: Langue et Culture Bambara Mɔgɔya ye juru ye! (Charles Bailleul, Vittorio Bonfanti et allii, Centre d'Etude de Langue (CEL), Falajè, Mali)
- Bambara: Léxique bambara-français-anglais (Richard Nci Diarra, Koutala, Mali)
- Conte-Moi la Francophonie: Contes du Mali pour enfants (Paris, France)
--Veuillez voir surtout les fichiers sonores en bambara et les textes en français.
- Indiana University, Center for Language Technology and Instructional Enrichment: Bambara Languages On-Line. (Bloomington, Indiana)
Audio files in Bambara and English which accompany the grammar, An Ka Bamanankan Kan Kalan, by Charles Bird et al. (1976-77), published by Indiana University Press. Note: there are no online texts.
- United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Hadamaden josiraw dantigɛkan Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948(Geneva, Switzerland)
- CBOLD: Comparative Bantu Online Dictionary (2002) (Department of Linguistics and the Institute of Cognitive Studies, University of California, Berkeley ; via L'Institut des Sciences de l'Homme, Lyon, France)
- The site offers descriptions of the project and its components, with tools for linguistic analysis, a selection of dictionaries and word lists, and related links. "The CBOLD project was started in 1994 by Larry Hyman and John Lowe to produce in Berkeley a lexicographic database to support and enhance the theoretical, descriptive, and historical linguistic study of the languages in the important Bantu family."
- Bemba Home Page (Debra Spitulnik, David Charnon, and Mubanga E. Kashoki, Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia)
This site offers a bibliography of resources, a linguistic profile, and a selection of audio files for this major language and cultural group of Zambia.
- Bisharat! A language, technology, and development initiative (See below)
- BL Online: the bibliographical database of linguistics. Bibliographie linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography.
-- The Hague, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Bibliotheek = National Library of the Netherlands, 1993-
- Books in African Languages: Recent Acquisitions 1999-2000, Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, Northwestern University. With Addenda to the previously published catalog. Volumes 1-2. Compiled by D.W. Bade. PAS working papers; no. 8, vol. 3. (2004) -- Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Program of African Studies, 2004. (1045 pp. in PDF format; Online link in catalog record)
- Buganda Home Page Focus on Language (Mukasa E. Ssemakula et al., Wayne State University, Ohio)
"Empandika y'Oluganda"--a primer in speaking and writing Luganda ; a Luganda grammar ; and related links.
- Bukedde. (Online) -- Kampala, Uganda: New Vision Printing & Publishing Corporation, 2000 -
Current daily issue in Luganda and a searchable archive -- since 2000 -- of the electronic version of this government-run newspaper.
- The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) -- African Languages (Cape Town, South Africa)
- Online Bibliography of Chadic and Hausa Linguistics (2012). Edited by Paul Newman Version 01.
(With the assistance of Roxana Ma Newman) -- Bayreuth, Germany: DEVA, Institute of African Studies, University of Bayreuth. 173 pages in PDF format
- Chichewa/Chinyanja/English Dictionary Online (Heart for Malawi, Veenendall, The Netherlands)
- Conferences on African Languages and Linguistics
- 5th International Conference on Bantu Languages, June 12-15, 2013, Paris, France
The deadline for paper abstracts is December 10, 2012.
- ACAL 2010: 41st Annual Conference on African Linguistics -- "African Languages in Contact" May 6-8, 2010, University of Toronto, Glendon College, and York University, Toronto, Canada
- 6th World Congress of African Linguistics: "African Linguistics for Understanding and Progress," August 17-21, 2009, Universität zu Köln, Germany
See also: WOCAL Home Page
(via Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey)
- "Language in African Performing and Visual Arts: Global Trends, Issues and Perspectives," October 2-4, 2008, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Sponsored by Yale Program in African Languages.
- 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) and 11th African Language Teachers' Association (ALTA) Conference, March 22-27, 2007, University of Florida, Gainesville
-- See also: 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), April 6-9, 2006, University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon)
- 5th World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL), August 7-11, 2006, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Department of Linguistics, Addis Ababa University)
- Cascadilla Proceedings Project--African Linguistics (Cascadilla Press, Somerville, Massachusetts)
-- Selected Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Research and Languages in Africa
. Edited by Akinloye Ojo and Lioba Moshi. -- Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2009.[A conference originally held at the University of Georgia in 2008; abstracts and full text in PDF format.]
-- Selected Proceedings of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation
. Edited by Masangu Matondo, Fiona McLaughlin, and Eric Potsdam. -- Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2009. [A conference originally held at the University of Florida in 2007; abstracts and full text in PDF format.]
-- Selected Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
. Edited by Doris L. Payne and Jaime Peña-- Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2007.[A conference originally held in 2006 at University of Oregon; abstracts and full text in PDF format.]
-- Selected Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Shifting the Center of Africanism in Language Politics and Economic Globalization
. Edited by Olaoba F. Arasanyin and Michael A. Pemberton. -- Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2006. [A conference originally held in 2005 at Georgia Southern University; abstracts and full text in PDF format.]
-- Selected Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics in Broad Perspectives
. Edited by John Mugane, John P. Hutchison, and Dee A. Worman. -- Somerville, Massachusetts: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2006.
[A conference originally held in 2004 at Harvard University; abstracts and full text in PDF format.]
- 4th World Congress of African Linguistics and 34th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, June 17-22, 2003, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
General information and call for papers. The deadline for abstracts is December 17, 2002.
- The 32nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics, March 22-25, 2001, University of California, Berkeley: "Linguistics Reconstruction and Comparison in Africa." (via Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
- 5th Annual ALTA Conference, April 26-28, 2001 (via National African Language Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison)
- CLHASS--Contribution de la linguistique à l'histoire de l'Afrique sub-saharienne (Université de Lyon, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Institut des Sciences de l'Homme, et Dynamique du Langage, Lyon, France)
- Ce groupe de recherche travaille principalement sur les langues bantous du Cameroun et du Gabon. Leur site offre un répertoire des colloques et des rechercheurs en plus d'un petit recueil de publications en ligne.
- Ressources:dictionnaires--Duala/Français, Nzadi/Anglais, Fang/Français; listes des catégories de mots; et une base de données sur les poissons du Gabon
- Douala/Duala sur la Toile
- ELAN--Ecole et langues nationales en Afrique (via L'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
- Ethiopic Script Omniglot: a guide to written language. (Simon Ager, USA)
A very brief introduction to the script or fidel used in Ethiopia and Eritrea--especially for Ge'ez, Amharic, and Tigrinya; with a syllabary and related links.
- Ethnologue Country Index -- Africa (From Ethnologue (Online), SIL International, Dallas, Texas, 1999-)
For each country in Africa, there is a listing and description of languages, and a map of languages.
- Fon is Fun!= Le Fon est facile...vraiment! (Chris Starace, Friends of Benin)
A basic primer on Fongbe, the predominant language of southern Benin, compiled by an ex-Peace Corps Volunteer.
- For Fula, Fulani, or Fulfulde, see: Fula Language on the Internet
- Hausa Language Web Pages
- BBC World Service in Hausa (British Broadcasting Corporation, London, UK)
- Boston University, African Studies Center---African Proverbs Project: Hausa Proverbs (Boston, Massachusetts)
"The project team has gathered, edited and produced content for a multimedia instructional website for advanced Hausa based upon ten common proverbs/sayings. The website, featuring professional-quality video and audio of the languages in authentic situations, is a unique resource to help students to develop proficiency and cultural competence in Hausa."
- Online Bibliography of Chadic and Hausa Linguistics (2012). Edited by Paul Newman (Universität Bayreuth, Germany) See above
- Columbia University -- Hausa Resources
- Deutsche Welle News Summaries and Radio Broadcasts in Hausa (Bonn, Germany)
- Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo. (Online) -- Kaduna, Nigeria: New Nigerian Newspapers Ltd., 2005-
The online weekly edition of the Hausa version of the New Nigerian, an English language newspaper, with current news and selected older articles.
- Google Books -- Historical Hausa
-- Dictionary of the Hausa language, vol. 1 Hausa-English (1913)
by Charles Henry Robinson (Cambridge, UK: University of Cambridge, 1913)
-- Dictionary of the Hausa language, with appendices of Hausa literature (1876)
by James Frederick Schön (London: Church Missionary House, 1876)
-- Grammar of the Hausa language (1862)
by Rev. J. F. Schön (London: Church Missionary House, 1862)
-- Hausa grammar, with exercises, readings, and vocabularies (1905)
by Charles H. Robinson & Maj. J. Alder Burdon (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1905)
-- Hausa proverbs (1905)
by Capt. G. Merrick (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1905)
-- Magána Hausa: native literature or proverbs, tales, fables and historical fragments in the Hausa language (1885)
by J.F. Schön (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1885)
- Gumel.Com: Barka da zuwa filin Hausa (Mohammed Hashim Gumel, USA)
A web site entirely in Hausa, with news from Nigeria (in English, from Nigerian newspapers or e-mail reports), Hausa radio program files, cultural information, and related links.
- Hausa : basic course. (1963) By Carleton T. Hodge and Ibrahim Umaru. [Washington, DC: Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, 1963 ; 399 pages] PDF format. (FSI Language Courses, USA)
- Hausa Home Page (University of California, Los Angeles)
- H-Hausa Discussion Network (H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan)
"H-Hausa is for the discussion of issues related to Hausa language, literature and culture."
- K'ofar Hausa: The Online Dictionary (Franz Stoiber et al., Afrikanistik, Universität Wien, Austria)
A searchable dictionary in Hausa, English or German, with frequent updates. As of October 2001, the authors claim to include about 9000 Hausa key-words.
- Online Bargery Hausa-English Dictionary (1934) (via Bunkyo University, Tokyo, Japan)
A searchable online "dictionary" (glossary) for Hausa-English, English-Hausa translation, based on the dictionary and vocabulary by Rev. George Percy Bargery, originally published in 1934, containing over 45,000 words.
- United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Muhimmin Jawabin da Majalisar Dinkin Duniya ta bayyana game da Hakkokin Yan-adam a shekarar 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 (Geneva, Switzerland)
- Igbo on the Internet
- Igbo Open Source Translation Project (USA)
This site --under construction-- includes project-related links and contact information. "This project aims to translate popular software for the Linux operating system, including Gnome, KDE, Mozilla, Thunderbird and Open Office into Igbo."
- IgboNet -- The Igbo Network (Igbo Heritage, Inc., USA)
- African Language Research Project: Electronic Lexicon (Igbo-English). Sponsored by the ALRP. (Department of English and Modern Languages, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland)
- Indiana University, Center for Language Technology and Instructional Enrichment: Foreign/Second Language Portal (Bloomington, Indiana)
Links to curricula and online language lessons for 46 languages worldwide, including: Akan/Twi, Amharic, Arabic, Bambara, Chichewa, Hausa, Luganda, Sesotho, Setswana, Shona, Swahili, Wolof, and Zulu.
- Intellectuels non europhones. par Ousmane Kane. Document de travail. -- Dakar, Sénégal: Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique (CODESRIA), c2003. (Format PDF)
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions: "Sources for African language materials from the countries of Anglophone Africa." (1995) by Alfred Kagan. (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) 61st IFLA General Conference, Conference Proceedings, August 20-25, 1995. (IFLANET; via Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique, France)
- ISOLA--International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa (USA)
"The Society was established in 1991 in London and it draws its international membership from experts and students involved in the exploration of the oral traditions of Africa and the African Diaspora...organizes regular scholarly conferences: London, UK (1991); Legon, Ghana (1995); Cape Town, South Africa (1998); Chambery, France (2002); Banjul, Gambia (2004); and, Trinidad and Tobago (2006); and Lecce, Italy (July 2008)."
- The Internet and African Languages -- Research
- ANLoc--The African Network for Localization (Pretoria, South Africa)
A program dedicated to localization or the adaptation of ICT for African languages. This wiki site includes information about research projects and conferences, a forum for project partners and other researchers---with downloadable presentations and other documents; plus related links.
- Bisharat! A language, technology, and development initiative (The Netherlands)
- klnX: The Open Swahili Localization Project = Mradi wa kuswahilisha programu huria (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; IT+46, Sweden)
The website about the joint effort to provide computer operating software in Kiswahili.
- "Le traitement informatique des langues africaines" (novembre 2003). Par Marcel Diki-Kidiri, Edema Atibakwa Baboya, et Christian Chanard. Cahiers du Rifal; no. 23. (via Carrefour International Francophone de Documentation et d'Information, Paris, France)
Ce document comprend une liste des sites étudiés dans l'annexe de 50 pages. Voir aussi, le site principal des Cahiers du Rifal
qui est publié au Canada.
- "Traitement informatique des langues africaines: problèmes et perspectives" (décembre 1995). Par Emile Camara [...et alli.] ALAF-Action de Recherche Partagée AUPELF-UREF. (Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France)
- Unicode Consortium (Mountain View, California)
- "The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization originally founded to develop, extend and promote use of the Unicode Standard, which specifies the representation of text in modern software products and standards."
- Language and scripts already encoded
- University of California--Berkeley, Department of Linguistics: Script Encoding Initiative (Berkeley, California)
- "The goal of the project is to fund the development of script proposals that will be successfully approved by the Unicode Technical Committee without requiring extensive revision or involvement of the committee itself. A secondary goal for certain scripts is to produce freely-available fonts, both for publication of the standards and for end-users."
- Lists of language scripts not yet encoded
- Lingala Language Resources
- LLACAN--Langage, Langues et cultures d'Afrique noire (Villejuif, France)
"Le Llacan...est une Unité Mixte de Recherche qui associe le CNRS et l'Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Inalco) autour d'un projet scientifique d'étude et de description des langues de l'Afrique subsaharienne." Ce site offre l'accés à plusieurs bases de données
, une revue sur la langue bamanankan--Mandekan
, un catalogue
des fonds documentaires dans une grande bibliothèque de linguistique, les listes des publications des membres de l'équipe du LLACAN, etc.
--Veuillez voir surtout: WEB-BALL: Web Bibliography of African Languages and Linguistics
par J.F. Maho et alli. (une base de données avec plus de 24.000 références)
- Luba-Kasai/Luba-Lulua -- Cilubà Language Resources and Online Dictionaries (David Joffe, AfricanLanguages.Com, Pretoria, South Africa)
- For Luganda Language Resources, see: Buganda Home Page -and- Bukedde above
- Maa (Maasai) Language Project (Doris L. Payne et al., Department of Linguistics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon)
The web site offers a description of the project in Kenya and a set of texts on the history and major features of the Maa language spoken in both Kenya and Tanzania.
- Malagasy = Malgache
- Mandenkan. (Online). -- Paris: LLACAN--Langage, Langues et Cultures d'Afrique Noire, 1981-
Un bulletin spécialisé des études linguistiques mandé...paraît environ 2 fois par an.
- Mandingue-Français Bi-Grammaire (via ELAN-Ecole et langues nationales en Afrique, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
- Mandinka and Wolof Resources (Momodou Camara, DAPAMDA--Danish Association for Promotion of African Music, Drama & Art, Copenhagen)
- Mandinka Language Work Book. Written by Adam Njie, Bakary Camara, Muhammadou M.S. Bah ; edited by Sarjo Dumbuya. -- Washington, DC: Peace Corps/The Gambia, c2007. 83 pages in WORD format
- Kandeer-Manjaku.Com: le site de référence de la langue et de la culture Manjaku dans la diversité de leurs aspects.(René Gomis, France?)
- Michigan State University: Webbook of African Language Resources In consultation with the African Language Teachers Association. (East Lansing, Michigan)
An extensive bibliographic database of publications and resources for African language study.
- Mother Tongue Editions: promoting literacy, writing, and publishing in African languages (West Newbury, Massachusetts)
"...a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of African languages and cultures, in all of the forms in which they are manifested. Initially involved uniquely in publishing, today MTE produces and distributes a variety of culturally significant representations of language and traditional artisanry."
--Publications for sale
- National African Language Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (via Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana)
- "The National African Language Resource Center is a federally funded, nonprofit national foreign language center dedicated to the advancement of African language teaching and learning in the United States."
- Niger-Congo Noun Class Studies: A Bibliographical Survey, compiled by Jouni Filip Maho (2007) Electronic bibliography for African languages and linguistics. (via Stockholm, Sweden)
- Nilo-Saharan Newsletter = Informations nilo-sahariennes (via CNRS-LLACAN, Villejuif, France)
- N'ko -- The Mandingo Language Site (Mamadi Baba Diané, Washington, DC)
A site --in English, French, Arabic, and Mandekan in N'ko script-- about the N'ko script, with links to the major web sites on the subject in France, Belgium, United States, and Africa. There is also a list of books published in the N'ko script.
- Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases (Lagos Pidgin) (via NigeriaExchange.Com; Dearborn, Michigan and Lagos, Nigeria)
- For Pulaar or Peul, see: Fula Language on the Internet
- SCALI--Summer Cooperative African Language Institute, June 13--August 5, 2011, University of Florida, Gainesville
"...the national SCALI during the summer session...offers performance-based instruction in a variety of African languages by experienced and trained instructors who are native speakers of the languages they teach."
--The application deadline was February 1, 2011.
- Sereer dans << Conte-Moi la Francophonie >> : Contes du Sénégal Pour enfants(Paris, France)
Veuillez voir surtout les fichiers sonores en sereer et les textes en français.
- Sesotho on the Web
- Shona Language Resources
- ALLEX Project--African Languages Lexical Project (University of Oslo, Norway)
The website includes online versions of whole dictionaries and text corpora for Shona and Ndebele. "The ALLEX Project seeks ...to provide dictionaries and other language tools for the African languages used in Zimbabwe; to train Zimbabwean linguists at the University of Zimbabwe as lexicographers and practical language planners; to lay the foundation for a centre for lexicography and language planning for the native languages of Southern Africa; and to improve research opportunities in linguistics."
- Carter, Hazel and G.P. Kahari. Shona language course. (1981) Books I, II, III. (Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin at Madison, African Studies Program, 1981) --via Educational Resources Information Center, United States, Department of Education, Washington, DC
- Foreign Service Institute -- Shona Basic Course (1965): E-book -and- Audio tapes (Washington, DC)
- Introduction to the Shona Language (Cameron Smith, UK)
Brief lessons in Shona and links to Shona language-related sites.
- University of Florida Libraries' "George Fortune Collection" of Shona and Other African Language Materials (Dan Reboussin; George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida)
An online index to holdings in SHONA especially ... but also: Nguni (Ndebele, Zulu, and Xhosa) and Sotho. The materials span the years 1868-1983 and include some 1,800 items. 'The collection also includes a significant complement of Central and Eastern Bantu materials and a component of West African language materials.'
- SIL International (Dallas, Texas)
- The web site includes a newsletter, online publications (PDF format), and links to related matters---including SIL's well-known reference publication: Ethnologue. "Founded 70 years ago (originally as the Summer Institute of Linguistics), SIL International is a faith-based organization that studies, documents, and assists in developing the world's lesser known languages. SIL's staff shares a Christian commitment to service, academic excellence, and professional engagement through literacy, linguistics, translation, and other academic disciplines."
- SIL International Home Page
- "A preliminary report of existing information on the Manding languages of West Africa" (2004). By Terrence D. Sullivan.
- "Bwa Bloc Survey Report" (2004). By Douglas W. Boone, Kenneth S. Olson.
- "An evaluation of Niger-Congo Classification" (2004). By Kenneth S. Olson.
- The Digital Somali Library at Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)
- SomaliNet (Kendid Communications, Toronto, Canada)
An extensive Internet portal site in English and Soomaali on Somalia and the Somali diaspora; includes current news in English from major Western news agencies.
- Soninkara (Paris, France)
- South African Languages
- See also: The Centre for the Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS) above
- PRAESA--Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa)
"...Established by Dr Neville Alexander in 1992, PRAESA emerged from the struggle against apartheid education...Local areas of work until 2011 included language planning and policy formulation at national and provincial government levels, in-service teacher education, developmental research into multilingual classrooms, early literacy teaching and learning, promoting a culture of reading...Since 2006, a particular concentration has been on reading promotion through the establishment of community based reading clubs...in 2012, PRAESA begins a new phase, with a biliteracy development focus by initiating a national reading-for-enjoyment initiative..."
- SAlanguages.com (Jake Olivier, South Africa)
This site provides general information about South Africa's 11 official languages (and several unofficial ones), with brief grammars, pronunciation guides, suggested textbooks, bibliographies on academic research, and links to related web sites for each language.
- Sesotho on the Web
- South African Voices University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. (Madison, Wisconsin)
"South African Voices is a three-volume work that includes: A Long Time Passed, Created in Olden Times, and The Way We Travelled: Oral History and Poetry. This work consists of electronic audio files and transcribed written texts of oral traditions and histories, poetry, folktales, and stories in Xhosa, Zulu, and Siswati collected, transcribed, and edited by Professor Harold Scheub.
- Xhosa on the Web
- Zulu Language on the Internet
- Sudlangues. (Online), 2002-2009 -- Dakar, Sénégal: La Faculté des Lettres et Sciences Humaines de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, 2002-.
La dernière mise à jour était au mois de juin 2009. << [Cette revue] est destinée aux universitaires, enseignants, chercheurs et étudiants intervenant dans le secteur des sciences du langage. Elle est ouverte à tous les chercheurs du monde, et accordera une attention toute particulière à ceux du sud, plus confrontés à des problèmes d'édition.>>
- Swahili Language on the Internet (Columbia University Libraries)
- The Languages of Tanzania: A Web Link Collection (Jouni Maho and Bonny Sands, Göteborgs Universitet, Institutionen för orientaliska och afrikanska sprâk, Sweden) Appendix to: The languages of Tanzania: a bibliography. (forthcoming 2002)
An extensive listing of links to documents, grammars, dictionaries, related articles on the Web.
- TAMA 2003 South Africa--Technology in Advanced Management Applications Conference, 17-21 February 2003, Pretoria, South Africa: "Multilingual Knowledge and Technology Transfer."
This website contains general information, thematic outlines and the programme. Warning: no abstracts.
- "Traitement informatique des langues africaines: problèmes et perspectives" (décembre 1995). Par Emile Camara [...et alli.] ALAF-Action de Recherche Partagée AUPELF-UREF. (Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France)
- Twi Language Resources LangMedia--Resources for World Languages (Five College Center for the Study of World Languages, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
The site includes "Beginning Twi Course Guide" (text and audio) -and- LangMedia Twi in Ghana
: a video and text collection for an elementary Twi course.
- UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning: Why and how Africa should invest in African languages and multilingual education (2010) by Adama Ouane and Christine Glanz. -- Hamburg, Germany: The Institute ; [developed in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa], 2010.
76 pages in PDF (French version)
- UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger (2009) (Paris, France)
- Web Resources for African Languages (Jouni F. Maho, Göteborg University, Södra Anneberg, Partille, Sweden)
NOTE: As of September 2012, this site has been suspended!
A basic introduction to African language classification and selected links to African linguistic studies for each major language---online articles and conference proceedings, etc.; plus links to conference web sites, selected online journals, and related web pages, etc.
- Wolof Language on the Internet (Columbia University Libraries)
- WOCAL--World Congress of African Linguistics (See Conferences above)
- Xhosa -- Web Resources for African Languages (Jouni F. Maho, Partille, Sweden)
A collection of links to sites with e-books, full text journal articles, theses, and working papers, and other resources...especially on Xhosa linguistics.
- Yoruba on the Web
- Zarma Dictionary = Dictionnaire Zarma Bisharat! (The Netherlands)
A short multilingual dictionary originally developed by the U.S. Peace Corps, Niger, revised 2001 and 2004.
- Zarma-Songhay-Français Bi-Grammaire (via ELAN-Ecole et langues nationales en Afrique, Montréal, Québec, Canada)
- Languages of Zambia Page (Lee S. Bickmore, Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Albany)
A list of languages of Zambia and related links on Zambia.
- Zulu Language on the Internet
- Columbia University: Zulu Language Acquisitions at Columbia University Libraries (June 2009)
- Google Books -- Historical Zulu
-- First steps in Zulu: being an elementary grammar of the Zulu language (1903)
by Rt. Rev. J. W. Colenso (Pietermaritzburg & Durban: Vause, Slatter & Co., 1903)
-- The IsiZulu: a revised edition of a grammar of the Zulu language (1893)
by Rev. Lewis Grout (Boston: American Board Commissioners for Foreign Mission, 1893)
-- A Zulu-English dictionary, with notes on prononciation...a synopsis of Zulu grammar and a concise history of the Zulu people from the most ancient times (1905)
by Alfred T. Bryant (Pietermaritzburg & Durban: P. Davis & Sons ; Cape Town, Johannesburg, & Durban: J.C. Juta, 1905)
-- A Zulu manual, or Vade-mecum (1900)
by Rev. Charles Roberts (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., 1900)
- Google.Com -- IsiZulu (USA)
Search the web using Google web search engine in IsiZulu!
- isiZulu.net: Zulu-English/English-Zulu online dictionary (via Schlund & Partner, Karlsruhe, Germany)
An online dictionary, with some sample audio files, based on African Voices publications from South Africa, and compiled with TshwaneLex software.
- Isolezwe. (Online) -- Cape Town ; Johannesburg: Independent Online Ltd., 2006-
A subscription is required for this online version of a daily newspaper in the Zulu language from South Africa.
- Jason Wolfe's English to Zulu Medical Dictionary (1998) (London, UK)
- South African Voices. University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. (See above)
- United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Umbhalo ogcwele wogunyazo lwamalungelo Oluntu jikelele Universal Declaration of Human Rights(Geneva, Switzerland)
- Web Resources for African Languages -- Zulu (Jouni F. Maho, Partille, Sweden)
NOTE: As of September 2012, this collection has been suspended!
A collection of links to sites with e-books, full text documents, and other web sites...especially on Zulu linguistics.
- Wordgumbo: English-Zulu/Zulu-English lexicons (USA)