Small dictionary / word list for a Swahili dialect / pidgin that is spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), also known as Kingwana. The pidgin is a mixture of Swahili, Lingala and some other Congolese languages. [editors ilissAfrica]
Online Dictionary for Luba-Kasai (Ciluba / Tshiluba / Luba-Lulua), which is spoken in the province /region of Kasai-Oriental (Democratic Republic of the Congo). It is a project of the Research Centre for African Languages and Cultures at the University Gent (Belgium) in ccoperation with the congolese Mbùjimâyi University. [editors ilissAfrica]
Learn Lingala with this site. You will find the first two lessons (there are more to come), grammar, a dictionary French-Lingala / Lingala-French and links to other webistes relevant for Lingala and for African languages in general. [editors ilissAfrica]
You will find congolese musicians with theit biographiy, discography, videos (mostly from youtube) and sometimes songtexts in lingala and translated in French. Furthermore, you can find a small dictionary French-Lingala / Lingala-French. [editors ilissAfrica]
Among others, on this site you will find all volumes of Æquatoria in full text.The history of the Centre Æquatoria began, strictly speaking, at its foundation in 1979-1980, but its origins date back to 1937. In that year, Fathers Edmond Boelaert (1899-1966) and Gustaaf Hulstaert (1900-1990), two Belgian MSC missionaries, founded the africanist periodical 'Æquatoria', which put emphasis on the linguistic, cultural, and historical particularities of the Mongo peoples of the central Congo basin, as well as on those of neighboring populations. Social consequences entailed by the imposition of colonial rule, jurisdiction, and education, and by the introduction of Christianity, also figured among 'Æquatoria''s main topics of discussion. The periodical 'Æquatoria' was ceased in 1962, but in 1979-1980 Fathers André Claessens and Honoré Vinck (both MSC) revived it under the new name 'Annales Æquatoria'. In that context, they brought together all the documentation, papers, library items, maps, and other materials the founding fathers had accumulated during 50 years, and reorganized them. Since 1987, this cultural and scientific patrimony has been sheltered in a new, publicly accessible location, the Centre Æquatoria.
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News about both of the Congo states. Furthermore you will find full text documents (scanned books) for learning Kikongo and Kiyombe and a book in Kikongo about Kongo tradition and culture. [editors ilissAfrica]