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Dialect in Swahili
A Grammar of Dialectic Changes in the Kiswahili Language

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  • Date Published: March 2013
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107652248

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  • Originally published in 1915, this book formed the first English monograph on the Swahili dialects. Detailed information is presented on variations between the many different dialects, together with an appendices section which includes the poem 'The Inkishafi', in both Swahili and an English translation. A significant aspect of the text is that it was written at a time when the newer dialect of Zanzibar was rapidly supplanting numerous older dialects; it can thus be seen as an important document of the Swahili language during a period of change. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Swahili and the development of linguistics.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107652248
    • length: 120 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.16kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Table of Contents

    Principal dialects of Kiswahili enumerated
    Certain Swahili letters
    Headings for dialectic changes
    Zanzibar group
    1. Kiunguja
    2. Kimrima
    3. Kimgao
    4. Kihadimu and Kitumbatu
    5. Kipemba
    6. Kimvita
    7. Kivumba
    8. Kiamu
    9. Kipate
    10. Kishela
    11. Kisiu
    12. Kitikuu
    13. The dialects of the Banadir coast
    14. Kingazija
    15. Kingovi, Kinyume, Kialabi
    Appendices: Example of Kingovi words in old poetry: the Innkishafi, n. version
    The Inkishafi, s. recension
    Observations on the texts, etc.
    A translation.

  • Author

    C. H. Stigand

    Introduction by

    W. E. Taylor

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