Swahili Links

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Tutorials & Courses

FSI Swahili - The same course used by the U.S. government to train diplomats. This course is now available in digital format thanks to a community effort.

Swahili Grammar Notes - A very nice explanation of Swahili grammar.

Interesting Reading Practice

BBC - Up to date news from the BBC in Swahili.

Children's Library - Currently offers 17 children's books in Swahili that can be read online.

Deutsche Welle - Up to date news from Deutsch Welle.

Swahili Bible - The entire New Testament available in Swahili.

Wikipedia - Wikipedia in Swahili. If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.

Things To Listen To

BBC Audio - A great resource to practice Swahili. Try to listen to a little every day.

China Radio International - Lots of audio is available from China. An interesting resource from a different perspective.

Global Recordings Network - Provides several free Christian audio recordings.  A great resource.

Radio Japan - Daily news from Japan in Swahili. An interesting way to practice your Swahili.

United Nations Radio - Audio accompanied by text that is updated daily from the United Nations. Interesting stories from around the world.

Voice of America - Offers daily audio in Swahili as well as a seven day archive.


Other Swahili Resources

Digital Dialects - This website offers basic vocabulary and games to help you practice.

Swahili-English/English-Swahili Dictionary - A useful online dictionary with examples for many of the words.

Swahili Pronounciation Guide - An online guide with audio to help you learn how to pronounce Swahili properly.

Verbix - The best online verb conjugator I have found. Just type in a verb and Verbix will completely conjugate it for you.