Swahili does NOT use articles "the" and "a" in most circumstances. "Mtoto analia" could be translated to English as either "The child is crying" or "A child is crying." Instead of saying "The United Nations," Swahili leaves out the article and says "Umoja wa Mataifa." In cases where use of a definite article is absolutely necessary, use the demonstrative pronoun, particulary "-le" for "that," with the appropriate noun class prefix: "The child who fell is crying" (or "That child who fell is crying") can translate as "Mtoto yule aliyeanguka analia."
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
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