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The Kamusi Project currently includes the following dictionaries:
You can search, browse, download, and help edit the English-Swahili and Swahili-English Dictionaries. You can find a list of original text sources for many of our Swahili example sentences here.
To search the English-Swahili and Swahili-English Dictionaries, please use the search box on the left. Make sure to select the correct language direction before submitting your query. You can include a * character (asterisk) for wildcard searches.
You can browse the dictionaries by selecting from one of the following.
You can also download the dictionaries as text files. You can download the entire English-Swahili or Swahili-English Dictionaies as ZIP files, as ordinary text files, or one letter at a time. We recommend that you click your right mouse button and choose save target as (Internet Explorer) or save link as (Firefox) in order to save these files to your hard drive.
We also invite you to use our unique Edit Engine help edit the dictionaries. When you search or browse the dictionaries, your entries will be returned as links to the Edit Engine. By clicking on those links and registering as a participating editor, you can suggest changes and additions to the Kamusi Project. Please read the Edit Engine Instructions for full details about how to help us develop the Internet Living Swahili Dictionaries.
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
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.
We are building this page around real questions from members of the Kamusi community. Send us a question that you think will help other visitors to the site, and frequently we will place the answer here.