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Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory

David Phineas Bhukanda Massamba

Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory

by David Phineas Bhukanda Massamba

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Published by Institute of Kiswahili Research, University of Dar es Salaam in Dar es Salaam .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Included bibliographical references (p. 99-111).

StatementDavid P. B. Massamba.
SeriesProfessorial inaugural lecture -- serial no. 48
ContributionsChuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam. Taasisi ya Uchunguzi wa Kiswahili.
The Physical Object
Pagination116 p. :
Number of Pages116
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23644725M
ISBN 109789987442287
LC Control Number2009319511
OCLC/WorldCa362057108

Bantu (băn`to͞o'), ethnic and linguistic group of Africa, numbering about Bantu inhabit most of the continent S of the Congo River except the extreme southwest. The classification is primarily linguistic, and there are almost a hundred Bantu languages, including Luganda, Zulu, and Swahili. and East Africa amongst people of Bantu origin (Rwelamila, Talukhaba & Ngowi, ). Although the Bantu languages have evolved since the concept was first formulated, the meanings and principles of Ubuntu are the same in all these languages. Examples of the derivatives of the term in the Bantu languages are summarised in Table 4, below.

Kiswahili or Swahili is the official language of Tanzania. “Kiswahili is the mother tongue of the Bantu people living in Zanzibar and nearby coastal Tanzania; although Kiswahili is Bantu in structure and origin, its vocabulary draws on a variety of sources including Arabic and English; it. The Bantu languages (English: / ˈ b æ n t uː /, Proto-Bantu: *bantʊ̀) are a large family of languages spoken by the Bantu peoples throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. As part of the Bantoid group, they are part of the Benue–Congo language family, which in turn is part of the large Niger–Congo ity: Bantu peoples.

The Bantu Languages of Africa. Hardcover – January 1, See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback "Please retry" — Manufacturer: Oxford University Press for International African Institute. Twelve Bantu languages are spoken by more than five million people, including Rundi, Rwanda, Shona, Xhosa, and Zulu. Swahili, which is spoken by five million people as a mother tongue and some 30 million as a second language, is a Bantu lingua franca important in .


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Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory by David Phineas Bhukanda Massamba Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory. [David Phineas Bhukanda Massamba; Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam. Taasisi ya Uchunguzi wa Kiswahili.]. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory by David Phineas Bhukanda Massamba; 4 editions; First published in ; Subjects: History, Swahili language, Bantu languages.

Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory by David Phineas Bhukanda Massamba 4 editions - first published in Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Institute of Kiswahili Research. Language Planning in Theory and Practice. Kiswahili-Bantu and Bantu languages of Africa and its etymology is purely Bantu in origin. Thus the word koma, ‘bring to an end’ is identical to the Ancient Egyptian word given as km.

The Bantu and Kiswahili-Bantu Languages The Swahili language uses the prefix Ki- attached to nouns to define the Size: KB. Edited by Frank Gunderson & Gregory F. Barz. Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers ; Oxford: Distributed outside Africa by African Books Collective Ltd, ( p.) Massamba, David Phineas Bhukanda.

Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory. Dar es Salaam: Institute of Kiswahili Research, University of Dar es Salaam Author: Yuusuf Caruso. origins of Kiswahili and its speakers; 2. Some salient features of Kiswahili as a Bantu language; 3.

The literature of Kisw ahili; 4. How Kiswahili got its nam e, and 5. The spread and use of Kiswahili. We sh all not discuss the structure of Kiswahili in any detail, since it requires, in its own right, a separate treatment.

THE ORIGINS OF. The geographical origin of the Bantu expansion is somewhat open to debate. Two main scenarios are proposed, an early expansion to Central Africa, and a single origin of the dispersal radiating from there, or an early separation into an eastward and a southward wave of dispersal.

moksofafrica: I am a Bakweri from the Cameroonian coast, Limbe or Victoria if you wish, interested in the origins of the Bantus.I understand several centuries ago they originated from the area between the Niger Delta and Lake Chad to settle in Central, Eastern and Southern tribes of the Cameroonian Douala language group, The Barondos,Bakossis.

I believe there is a relationship, as attested to by the shared roots of several words, but this relationship doesn't mean that words shared between Bantu languages and non-Bantu West African languages are due to influence of one upon the other, but just that, sharing a recent origin in the same place, they diverged from a common root.

Bantu is a general term for over different ethnic groups in Africa, from Cameroon to South Africa, united by a common language family (the Bantu languages) and in many cases common customs. Definition "Bantu" means "people" in many Bantu languages.

Wilhelm Bleek first used the term "Bantu" in its current sense in his book A Comparative Grammar of South. Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory. Professorial inaugural lecture (Chuo Kikuu cha Dar es Salaam) ; no. Dar es Salaam: Institute of Kiswahili Research, University of Dar es Salaam, ( p.) Maw, Joan.

Fire and lightning: language, affect and society in 20th century Swahili poetry. Wien: AFRO-PUB, Author: Yuusuf Caruso. Consequently, while Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) annually examined Kiswahili learners, it is argued that, for around five decades the formal teaching of Kiswahili as a second language (L2) in mainstream (normal) schools indirectly existed in Uganda, a fact which Mukama ( 85) maintains is the primary justification for the present absence of pedagogically competent Kiswahili teachers in Uganda.

Massamba, D.P. Kiswahili Origins and The Bantu Divergence- Convergence Theory. Dar es Salaam: Institute of Kiswahili Research. Method, S. Aspects of Kinyakyusa Phonology. The case of Kimwamba Dialect, Unpublished Dissertation University of Dar es Salaam.

Mgullu, R. S (). Mtaala wa Isimu: Fonetiki, Fonolojia ya : Godson Robert Mtallo, Harid Andrew Mwambula. The word Bantu mainly refers to the linguistic classification of more than different African languages. Many of the African peoples who became participants in the slave trade shared a common cultural bond in their linguistic origins.

Bantu speakers, although diverse in culture and lifestyle, seem to share a common origin. The Bantu beliefs are the system of beliefs and legends of the Bantu peoples of Africa. Although Bantu peoples account for several hundred different ethnic groups, there is a high degree of homogeneity in Bantu cultures and customs, just as in Bantu languages.

The phrase "Bantu mythology" usually refers to the common, recurring themes that are found in all or most Bantu cultures. The Bantu Expansion An Overview for College Students The Word "Bantu" The word "Bantu" (which means "people" in many Bantu languages) refers to a group of about African languages and to their speakers, today numbering about 90 million people.

The Bantu language most often taught in American Universities is Swahili, but there are many others. The migration of the Bantu people from their origins in southern West Africa saw a gradual population movement sweep through the central, eastern, and southern parts of the continent starting in the mid-2nd millennium BCE and finally ending before CE.

With them, the Bantu brought new technologies and skills such as cultivating high-yield crops and iron. Katika kitabu chake – Kiswahili ‘Origins And Bantu Divergence – Convergence Theory ()’, Massamba anasema kwamba tunajua kwa hakika kuwa Kiswahili kina maneno ‘mkopo’ kutoka kwa lugha nyingine kama vile Kireno, Kiingereza, Kituruki, Kiajemi, Kiibrania, Kifaransa, Kijerumani, Kijapani, Kilatini, Kigiriki, Kihispania na Kichina.

The Shirazi people, also known as Mbwera, are an ethnic group inhabiting the Swahili coast and the nearby Indian ocean islands. They are particularly concentrated on the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Comoros. Their origins are linked to Shiraz and the southwestern coastal region of Persia (now Iran).

The Ssenteza Kajubi Legacy: The Promotion it is evident that the significance of Kajubi’s () commission regarding the promotion of teaching Kiswahili in Uganda continues to be realized as an innovation in the Kiswahili origins and the Bantu divergence-convergence theory.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Institute of Kiswahili Research. File Size: 91KB. ancient hebrew and bantu languages similarities 3, africa, south africa, rwanda, tanzania, swahili, language, bantu, israel, kenya, burundi, linguistics, xhosa, soas.Swahili is a Bantu (African origin) language with a large Arabic influence.

It also includes some loan words from languages such as English, German, and Portuguese. It originated on the East African coast due to a rich and diverse history of trading and cultural exchange between Arabic nations, coastal Africans, and Europeans.