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Swahili origins

Swahili culture & the Shungwaya phenomenon

by James De Vere Allen

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Published by J. Currey in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Swahili-speaking peoples -- History.,
  • Swahili-speaking peoples -- Ethnic identity.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography and index.

    StatementJames de Vere Allen.
    SeriesEastern African studies series
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii,272p. :
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21617737M
    ISBN 100852550758

    Swahili is said to be the easiest African language for an English speaker to learn. It’s one of the few sub-Saharan African languages that have no lexical tone, just like in English. ‘Many of the dialects borrow from Bantu languages, Swahili, Arabic, English, and French.’ ‘One of the most important integrating forces is the use of the national lingua franca - Swahili, a language spoken and revered by nearly all Tanzanians.’.


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Kiswahili has become the lingua franca of eastern Africa and yet the history of the Swahili peoples has remained elusive. Some have described themselves as Arabs, as Persians, or even in one place as Portuguese. This book is James de Vere Allen's major study of the origin of the Swahili peoples and their cultural identity.

North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP. Swahili is the national as well as the official language in Tanzania - almost all Tanzanians speak Swahili proficiently and are unified by it.

In Kenya, it is the national language, but official correspondence is still conducted in English. In Uganda, the national language is English but Swahili enjoys a large number of speakers especially in.

Swahili origins book of Swahili. by John Dean. Although the history of the penetration of Swahili language from the coastal inland of East Africa practically coincides with that of Arab trade towards central Africa, the origin of the language itself remains disputed.

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Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and The Shungwaya Phenomenon (Eastern African Studies) [Allen, James De Vere] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and The Shungwaya Phenomenon (Eastern African Studies)3/5(1). Swahili, also known by its native name Kiswahili, is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and south-eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, some parts of Malawi, Somalia, Zambia, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).Language family:.

Swahili is the most widely spoken language in sub-Saharan Africa, and acts as the common tongue for most East Africans (although it's not necessarily their first language). In Kenya and Tanzania, Swahili is an official language alongside English, and primary school children are usually taught in Ugandans understand some Swahili, although it's rarely spoken Author: Anouk Zijlma.

The book has been very helpful for me. To be fair though, I'm married to a Kenyan woman so I knew some Swahili going in. The book is very good at teaching you. The only downside in the modern world is that you will need a CD player to use the CDs.

Aside from that, the book definitely helps you learn and you can move at your own pace/5(62). It is doubtful whether, even today, most of the people about whom this book is written would unhesitatingly and in all contexts accept the name Swahili.

This book was central to the thought and lifework Swahili origins book the late James de Vere Allen. It is his major study of the origin of the Swahili and of their cultural identity. It is doubtful whether, even today, most of the people about whom this book is written would unhesitatingly and in all contexts accept the name Swahili."--BOOK JACKET.

"This book was central to the thought and lifework of the late James de Vere Allen. It is his major study of the origin of the Swahili and of their cultural : This book was central to the thought and lifework of the late James de Vere Allen. It is his major study of the origin of the Swahili and of their cultural identity.

He focuses on how the African element in their cultural patrimony was first modified by Islam and later changed until many Swahili themselves lost sight of it. Book Description. The Swahili World presents the fascinating story of a major world civilization, exploring the archaeology, history, linguistics, and anthropology of the Indian Ocean coast of Africa.

It covers a 1,year sweep of history, from the first settlement of the coast to the complex urban Swahili origins book found there today.

ethnographic book of my own on the Swahili. In my view Jim's book is a remarkable work of learning, enthusiasm, and intellectual courage. I have read most - not all - of the same sources, and he saw much in them that I had not.

He, has set the historiography of the Swahili people and their coast on a track which no one can ever now Size: 1MB. “Hata wamisionari, hasa wamisionari wa Kiprotestanti, hawakukitumia Kiingereza katika kueneza dini kwa sababu hadhira yao isingewaelewa.

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Swahili Civilization - Swahili Origins, Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya James De V. Allen. London: James Currey; and Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, Pp. xii + £ - The World of the Swahili: An African Mercantile John : Randall L. Pouwels. It is doubtful whether, even today, most of the people about whom this book is written would unhesitatingly and in all contexts accept the name Swahili.

This book was central to the thought and lifework of the late James de Vere Allen. It is his major study of the origin of the Swahili and of their cultural identity/5(3). Get this from a library. Swahili origins: Swahili culture & the Shungwaya phenomenon. [J de V Allen] -- "Kiswahili has become the lingua franca of eastern Africa.

Yet there can be few historic peoples whose identity is as elusive as that of the Swahili. Swahili language, Bantu language spoken either as a mother tongue or as a fluent second language on the east coast of Africa in an area extending from Lamu Island, Kenya, in the north to the southern border of Tanzania in the south.

(The Bantu languages form a subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of. “The story of Swahili is one of globalization, cosmopolitanism, and creolization over the past years. This book will stand on the shelf next to works such as Paul Gilroy’s Black Atlantic and Abdul Sheriff’s Dhow Cultures of the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism, Commerce and Islam.”.

Emmanuel Akyeampong, professor of history and of African and African American studies. In some varieties of Swahili, the language prefix appears as chi- as in Chimiini, which is spoken in Somalia, or shi- as in Shingazija, a variant spoken on the Ngazija island of Comoro.

Swahili language has been influences by a variety of other language, including Arabic, Portuguese and German. There are many Swahili words with foreign origins,File Size: 2MB.

The Shirazi people, also known as Mbwera, are an ethnic group inhabiting the Swahili coast and the nearby Indian ocean islands. They are particularly concentrated on the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Comoros. Their origins are linked to Shiraz and the southwestern coastal region of Persia (now Iran).

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Kiswahili has become the lingua franca of eastern Africa. Yet there can be few historic peoples whose identity is as elusive as that of the Swahili. Some have described themselves as Arabs, as Persians or even, in one place, as Portuguese. It is doubtful whether, even today, most of the Price: $ Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya Phenomenon.

This book is sub-titled Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya Phenomenon and if one accepts the philosophical use of the word phenomenon as a thing as it appears rather than a thing in itself then one can accept the existence of Shungwaya as a fundamental Swahili concept - the.

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KiSwahili, the Swahili language, is widely spoken across East Africa. For most Kenyans and Tanzanians, KiSwahili is learned as a second language.

Swahili people speak KiSwahili as their "mother tongue," and it reflects their mixed origins and complex history. Useful Swahili Words. Pronunciation. To be able to pronounce Swahili words correctly, I strongly recommend the Teach Yourself Swahili can also check out the Introduction to Kiswahili Language by AbdulGhany Mohammed and Kassim A.

Abdullah or the Swahili Pronunciation Guide by Thomas Hinnebusch and Sarah pronunciation is provided in each. The customs of the Swahili people: the Desturi za Waswahili of Mtoro bin Mwinyi Bakari and other Swahili persons.

Edited and translated into English by J.W.T. Allen. Edited and translated into English by J.W.T. : Yuusuf Caruso. Swahili is spoken here: Swahili was originally spoken along the coast of Tanzania and Kenya. Traders from the coast spread the language to the nearby islands, and then traders from those islands spread it deeper into the continent.

When foreign tr. BOOK REVIEWS this I simply scribbled a note at the bottom of the page, 'I never thought otherwise'; and I would be interested to know who does. When the author entitles his book Swahili Origins, this turns out to be somewhat misleading. What. In some varieties of Swahili, the language prefix appears as chi- as in Chimiini, which is spoken in Somalia, or shi- as in Shingazija, a variant spoken on the Ngazija island of Comoro.

Swahili language has been influences by a variety of other language, including Arabic, Portuguese and German. There are many Swahili words with foreign origins. Collection includes Swahili folktales, fables, multicultural stories, myths, legends, board books, and a beautifully illustrated Swahili picture dictionary available with Audio Recorder Pen.

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James de Vere Allen was born in Kenya in For most of his life he researched and taught others about Swahili culture, art and history. He was the author of several publications, most notably Swahili Origins: Swahili Culture and the Shungwaya Phenomenon (), which was published after his death on J Translation for 'book' in the free English-Swahili dictionary and many other Swahili translations.

arrow_drop_down - Online dictionaries, vocabulary, conjugation, grammar. Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language. It is a national language in four countries (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo), and is a lingua franca in Southeast Africa, with around million total speakers.

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“Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity.” So wrote Patrice Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s first prime minister, in Though his leadership was unconnected to Swahili particularly, the words spoke to a new, proud pan-Africanism to which Swahili was inextricably.

In the initial publication of the first three chapters of Genesis, God’s name was simply translated “Almighty God.” However, toward the end of the 19th century, several other men arrived in East Africa who carried on the work of translating the entire Bible into Swahili.At the beginning of the first millenium CE, the discovery of the monsoon winds and the means to use them created a nautical revolution, allowing for major water crossings toward India and Ceylon.

Trading between East Africa and the Persian Gulf intensified in the eighth century, but African relations with Islamic merchants were of a Continue reading Swahili History →.The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities.

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