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Data fields: Derived Language
Derived Language is the origin to which the Swahili word's roots can be traced, if such information is knowable by historical linguists. Often the "derived language" will be Swahili, because many Swahili words are created from other Swahili roots.
In some cases, the Derived Language will be obvious. For example, a word such as "baisikeli" is clearly derived from the English "bicycle." If the Derived Language is not already listed in such cases, please use the Edit Engine to provide that information for future users. If you have a hunch about a derivation but you aren't absolutely sure, however, please do not submit it via the Edit Engine - instead, contact us and we will research the entry.
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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