The 2008 English-Swahili Kamusi Project Wordlist for Free Non-Commercial Use is the last static version of Kamusi data in the English->Swahili direction that was published before we switched to a new code base that did not include nightly static builds. Kamusi Project data has grown substantially since this file was produced, and some of the data in the file has been changed or deleted - as ever, Kamusi is a work in progress. You are welcome to use the data in any way that you wish, provided you adhere to the terms of the license below:
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