Online Language African Dictionaries

 Amharic

 


 

  Bantu

Comparative Bantu OnLine Dictionary (CBOLD) - The CBOLD project was started in 1994 by Larry Hyman and John Lowe at Berkeley to produce a lexicographic database to support and enhance the theoretical, descriptive, and historical linguistic study of the languages in the important Bantu family. The site contains searchable dictionaries in Bukusu, Chewa, Emakhua, Ganda, Gevove, Jita, Kalanga, Kerewe, Kiga, Koyo, Lozi, Mpongwe, Nande, Ndebele, Nyambo, Nyamwezi, Pende, Shi, Venda, and Yao, plus Tervuren's database of Bantu Lexical Reconstructions and the Tanzanian Language Survey.

 

 

  Hausa

G.P. Bargery's Hausa-English Dictionaries - Online searchable electronic edition of Bargery's A Hausa-English Dictionary and English-Hausa Vocabulary, considered the greatest Hausa dictionary yet compiled, with the the largest number of words, derived forms, and dialectal forms. There are over 39,000 Hausa words defined, with 4,600 English words and their Hausa equivalents.
Hausar Baka Vocabulary - PDF Hausa-English dictionaries of the vocabulary used in the Hausar Baka video series.
Hausa-Boko-German-English Dictionary - Online searchable quatralingual dictionary, with queries from Boko, German, and English into Hausa and the other languages.

 

 

  Luganda

 


 

  Malagasy

dico.malgache.free.fr Malagasy-French Dictionary - Online HTML dictionaries for Malagasy-French and French-Malagasy, plus a Malagasy grammar, conversations, texts, and articles.

 

 

  Mandinka

Peace Corps Mandinka-English Dictionary - Downloadable PDF dictionary of Mandinka words with English definitions; site also includes a Mandinka Grammar Manual in PDF format, and a lexical training database of Mandinka and Wolof words in MS Access format and FoxBase Mac+, downloadable for Windows and Mac platforms.

 

 

  Rwanda

 

 

  Shona

Duramazwi RechiShona (The General Shona Dictionary) - Online searchable monolingual Shona dictionary developed by The Norwegian Documentation Project and the African Languages Lexical Project.

 

 

  Somali

Markacadey Somali-English Dictionary - Online bilingual Somali-English dictionary with a good-sized vocabulary set with an HTML alphabetical index.
Dictionaric.com Somali-French Dictionary - Online searchable bilingual Somali-French dictionary.
Redsea Somali-English-Italian Dictionary - Small online trilingual Somali-English-Italian dictionary.
 


 

  Sotho

Sesotho sa Leboa (Northern Sotho) - English Dictionary - Online searchable bilingual Northern Sotho-English dictionary, with interfaces in both English and Sotho.
Online Explanatory Sesotho sa Leboa Dictionary - Online searchable monolingual Northern Sotho (Sesotho sa Leboa) dictionary.
Bukantswe: Sesotho-English Dictionary - Web version of the Bukantswe dictionary, in both HTML indexed format and searchable.
Bukantswe: Electronic Sesotho-English Dictionary - Bukantswe is a freely downloadable electronic Sesotho-English dictionary of over 8000 entries for Windows 95/98/XP.

 

 

  Wolof

Peace Corps Wolof-English Dictionary - Downloadable PDF dictionary of Wolof words with English definitions; site also includes a Wolof Grammar Manual in PDF format, and a lexical training database of Wolof and Mandinka words in MS Access format, downloadable for Windows and Mac platforms.
French-Wolof Glossary - HTML glossary of French words and their Wolof equivalents, indexed alphabetically.

 

 

  Xhosa

 

 

  Yémba

 

 

  Yoruba

 

 

  Zulu

isiZulu.net Zulu-English Dictionary - Online searchable bilingual Zulu-English dictionary.