Swahili

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History of Tanzania – African History

By |2018-04-13T15:40:10-07:00May 24th, 2017|Africa, History|

Kilwa By 1500 AD, people in Tanzania were doing pretty well. They did a lot of trading with India and the Arabian Peninsula from their biggest port at Kilwa, and other smaller ports. They bought silk and cotton cloth, steel knives, Indian and Chinese medicine, and spices like pepper and cinnamon. To get [...]

African Language Projects

By |2018-04-11T23:50:11-07:00May 22nd, 2017|Africa, Crafts, Literature|

Learn to speak a little like a person from Africa - try to learn how to make Xhosa clicks yourself - can you do it? How to make the click sounds in Xhosa Another thing to try - can you write an Anansi story to explain how something happens? Think of something that is hard [...]

Swahili – African Languages

By |2017-05-23T16:27:46-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|

A movie with people speaking Swahili Swahili was (and still is) a language that people spoke mainly in East Africa. When Bantu people moved into East Africa around 300 AD, they brought their West African language with them. Swahili is a language based on Bantu, with a lot of words from Arabic, Hindi, and other [...]

African languages and literature

By |2018-04-21T12:09:37-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Literature|

Funeral inscription for King Massinissa, at Dougga , dated 138 BC. (Now in the Bardo Museum in Tunis). The inscription's in two African languages: Punic (Phoenician) and Berber. Because Africa is such a big place, people who lived in different parts of Africa spoke different languages. There are hundreds of different African languages. In [...]