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The Kamusi Project Edit Engine

Welcome to the Kamusi Project Edit Engine. The Edit Engine is a powerful tool that enables you to participate directly in the development of the Internet Living Swahili Dictionary. You are invited to use the Edit Engine to edit existing entries or to submit new entries. Your submissions will be reviewed by the project Editor and then incorporated directly into the lexicon available to Kamusi Project users around the world.

Before using the Edit Engine, you'll need to register with the Kamusi Project.

Getting Started - Editing the Kamusi in Three Easy Steps

Dictionary result with First, open the Edit Engine. You can access the Edit Engine by clicking the "[ edit entry ]" link next to any word in the dictionary.

Edit button Second, click the "Edit" button and make changes to the entries you select.
Additional blank rows If you need to add new lines, select a number next to "Additional blank rows."
Display changes Make as many changes as you want, and then review your changes by clicking "Display changes."
Make more changes If you see more things you want to change, click "Make more changes" and keep on editing.

Third, click "Proofread changes" for a final chance to review what you've done. (If you want to make more changes now, you'll need to use the back arrow.) Proofread changes
Sign in now if you haven't already, and press "Submit changes." Your changes will now be sent to the editor for review, and will soon be incorporated into the Kamusi Project online dictionaries! Submit changes

If you would like more details on the process or the data fields, see the list below.

Edit Now

If you have already searched the Kamusi in both language directions and you are certain that we are missing a word, you can add the term by selecting the number of new lines you wish to add.

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Edit Engine data fields and instructions

Guides to other Kamusi Project editorial features


Kamusi GOLD

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

Software and Systems

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:

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Some of what you need to know about Kamusi can best be understood visually. Our 📽 videos are not professional, but we hope you find them useful:


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Theory of Kamusi

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The Kamusi Project dictionaries and the Kamusi Project databases are intellectual property protected by international copyright law, ©2007 through ©2018, under the joint ownership of Kamusi Project International and Kamusi Project USA. Further explanation may be found on our © Copyright page.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.


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