South African e-journal about literary translations. Poetry, short stories, essays and oral literature can be submitted / are available as full texts / can be translated in the following languages: Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Tswana, Tsonga, Southern otho (Sesotho), Northern Sotho (Sepedi), French, Dutch, Venda, Swati.
Online language courses of the UNISA fpr the following languages: Northern-Sotho / Sepedi, Tswana, Zulu, Southern-Sotho / Sesotho and Xhosa. The courses contain whole sentences sorted by topic and include audiofiles to help you for the pronounciation. You will also find videos whose dialogues can also be re-read as text files. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Background information on the wotk of the society, the history of bible translation into different South African languages etc. Moreover, you can read the bible online in Zulu, twi different Xhisa version and Northern Sotho (Pedi / Sepedi) (you can jump very easily to different chapters).
Homepage of the University of Limpopo - South Africa. You can study the following languages: Northern Sotho, Xitsonga, TshiVenda. There is research about Oral Narratives Collection in Limpopo. The university has a Sepedi Language Research and Development Centre. Under "New and Publications" you will find the Limpopo Leader with information about conferences and other background articles. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Although the site has a lot of ads, the basic vocabulary you can learn from there is useful. Some languages also have audio examples. The quiz or exercise is also a nice feature whereby you can put your vocabulary knowledge to a test. The following African languages are available: Dagaare, Luganda, Sesotho (Southern Sotho), Swahili, Tswana, Wolof, Xhosa, Zulu. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Free basic vocabulary for Swahili (625 words), Tswana (160), Yoruba (111), Zulu (655) (translated into German). With the according vocabulary trainer programm of Langenscheidt (subject to a fee) you can also use this vocabulary in an interactive way. [editors ilissAfrica]
Audio files for the following languages: Akan / Twi, Bambara, Hausa, Swahili, Luganda, Shona und Wolof. The following languages have restricted access. Zulu (only pronouns and class exercises), Sesotho (Southern Sotho) and Setswana. You have to download and install a security software to use them (the Culture Capsules also have restricted access). Unfortunately, most of the audio files have no bibliography, accompanying texts or translations, so that you can only listen to the examples, dialogues or stories read aloud. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Scanned language course books of the Foreign Service Institute of the USA, often including audio files. The following African languages are available: Hausa, Igbo, Kituba, Lingala, Luganda, Moré, Swahili, Twi and Yoruba. [editors ilissAfrica]
The African Studies Program at the Indiana University offers a lot of resources for the study of African languages. The "African language materials" under "IUB Language Lab" and the "Folk Tales and Songs" are freely accessible. They offer audiofiles and texts (oral literature, lyrics of songs) for the following languages: Bambara / Bamanankan, Zulu, Swahili, Twi / Akan, Wolof, Yoruba, Xhosa, Shona, Afrikaans, Amharic, Hausa, Southern Sotho / Sesotho, Tswana, Luganda. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Very detailed and extensive site about Sesotho / Southern Sotho: an extensive dictionary in different versions, grammar, teaching resources, exercises (incl. crosswords etc), a bibliography of secondary and primary literature in Southern Sotho, research done (partly including full texts), background information on the language and its speakers (the Basotho), proverbs, oral literature, first names and much more. ... [editors ilissAfrica]