The main purpose of this site is to offer easy access to online materials dealing with African languages. In particular, this site collects links to other sites hosting free stuff, be they downloadable files (of any format), web-readable texts, searchable databases, or whatever. Particular attention is given to materials that contain structural/descriptive data, though not exclusively so. Links to commercial enterprises won't be added, as a rule. [according to site editor's information] A short bibliography to every language is given. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
Website about recent literature in German language with reference to Africa. The titles are classed by genre: fiction, journalistic writings, biographies, literature for young people. [editors ilissAfrica]
Hausa Home Page of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Topics include:
Resources and references for studying the Hausa language
Hausa online grammar
Hausa culture lessons
Hausa Poetry and Song
Links to other pages on the Hausa language and people
HAUSAR BAKA video-based course: order information and downloadable transcript, vocabulary, and exercises You will find much more information there than is recognisable at first sight, as there are many links in the chapters that lead to sub-pages you wouldn't find otherwise. ... [according to site editor's information]
Project under construction
The project has two major objectives. First it seeks to produce a language atlas showing the geographical location of the Tanzanian languages, number of speakers for each language, and the genetic classification of the languages in question. Second, the project will produce a series of descriptive studies which will document the grammar and vocabulary of each of the languages spoken in Tanzania, excluding the already well-documented Swahili. The materials put together under this project will form the base of a Tanzanian languages archives.
You can furthermore find a Trilingual Ngh'wele-Swahili-English and Swahili-Ngh'wele-English wordlistand some fulltexts. ... [according to site editor's information]
Volume 1 contains the alphabetical classification, and Volume 2 the classification according to the old catalogue of the library of the German Colonial Society. You can search the pdf-documents via full text.
The Colonial Library contains about 18,000 monographs about colonial times as well as a great number of colonial periodicals. The content of the library can be divided into to fields: literature regarding colonialism in general (including economy, mining and mission) and literature concerning specific regions (about 40% concerning Asia, the South Seas and America; about 60% concerning Africa, half of those 60% concerning Germany and Africa). German colonial times and German colonies are presented here in a incomparable comprehensive way. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Cinémathèque Afrique is run by the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It provides more than 500 African movie, animated movies, documentaries etc. as from the 1960s onwards to social, cultural or educational organisations. There are 700 archived films more which are subject to special conditions for lending. You have access to the data base where you can search for titles, film makers, country, language, year or genre. Furthermore, you can dowland the catalogue of the 500 films that can be borrowed as a pdf-document. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The Center for Research Libraries holds a number of resources (including full text documents) relating to Germany's foreign affairs and colonial operations which are presented here. These primary and secondary sources illuminate the German experience of colonialism.
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