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Swahili Songs and Poetry
As a resource for visitors to the Kamusi Project, we have decided to make available lyrics to songs written in Swahili. This page also provides links to other sites featuring Swahili Poetry and Music. If you are interested in working with us to improve this page, please contact us!
The UCLA Swahili Poetry Project is an experimental site devoted to the dissemination of information about Swahili poetry, to its collection and archiving, and for providing tools which will allow students and scholars to access, read, and understand this rich heritage.
The Holy Quran is available in lyrical Swahili translation.
Many compact disks with music in Swahili are available - purchases made through this link will return a percentage of the sale price to the Kamusi Project..
Right now we only have lyrics to a few songs. Expansion of this page relies on your contributions. If you have lyrics to songs that we can post without violating copyright regulations, please let us know.
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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