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Teso Words

I taught and lived with a Kenyan tribe called Iteso. They are located in western Kenya. Their tribal language is called Teso. A few of the teachers I worked with taught me a few words in Teso. The village knew…

Time In Kenya

Throughout East Africa, there is very little variation during the year in the time of sunrise and sunset. There are twelve hours of daylight and twelve of darkness. Therefore time in Swahili is measured from daybreak and sunset as was…

Sampling Swahili

Although you do not need Swahili to visit Kenya, you may want to know a few phrases. Here are some of the more common Swahili words you may hear and want to use. If you click on the Swahili words…

Kenya’s National Language

Swahili is the national language of Kenya. It is taught in schools all over the country. It is the second language for students – their first language is their tribal language. The origins of the Swahili language are a bit…

Swahili Archive

Here is a list of Swahili words that have been used on this website. Click on them to hear how to pronounce them.   Swahili Word Phonetic Pronunciation Definition asante ah SAWN tay Thank you asante sana ah SAWN tay …

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book By Muriel Feelings

Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book By Muriel Feelings

Title: Jambo Means Hello, Swahili Alphabet Book Author: Muriel Feelings Illustrator: Tom Feelings Number of Pages: 56 Reading Level: Preschool Publishing Company: Dial Books for Young Readers Original Publishing Date: 1974 Summary: This book gives a word in Swahili for…