The Swahili People and Their Language: A Teaching Handbook by Dainess Mashiku MagandaThe Swahili People and Their Language: A Teaching Handbook by Dainess Mashiku Maganda

The Swahili People and Their Language: A Teaching Handbook

EditorDainess Mashiku Maganda, Lioba Mkaficha Moshi

Paperback | March 22, 2014

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History is a testament to what happened to a people or a place. It shows how things were and their transformation while explaining why the changes happened. Not only does history allow human beings to trace their trajectory in dealing with specific issues they face in the affairs of making a living, it also highlights movements between people around the world while showing their role in creating systems still in place today. History reveals to us major contributors of the trading systems along the east coast of Africa, documenting the role of the Swahili people and their interactions with different people of the world. The Swahili People and Their Language discusses ways in which the Swahili people came to occupy a prominent position in the worldís trading system and how they lost their wealth through their contact with the outside world. The book highlights the strategic position occupied by the Swahili people, their natural resources, their skills and their rich cultural mix and how the contact with the outside world played a major influence that is clearly noticeable to date.  The book contributes to the on-going discussion about Africans and their participation in todayís development and reminds readers that the creation of the current economic, social and political situation of the Swahili people mirrors the history and positioning of many other formerly independent societies that became colonized nation-states. The authors provide discussions that shade light on critical questions such as: Who are the Swahili people and why are they important? Is there such a thing as a Swahili Civilization? If so, what is it and how does it relate to modern civilization? What place does the Swahili language occupy both in its history and usage on the continent and in the rest of the world?

Dr. Dainess Maganda is the Director of the African Languages Program at the University of Georgia. She teaches Swahili language and culture in the Comparative Literature Department. She has published articles on language ideologies and on pathways to promote the use of African languages in schools in the US and internationally. Her pub...
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Title:The Swahili People and Their Language: A Teaching HandbookFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.57 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 6.14 × 0.57 inPublished:March 22, 2014Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909112445

ISBN - 13:9781909112445

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents Chapter I: Introduction.....................................................15 Why this Book...................................................15 Overview..........................................................16 Framing the Location..........................................16 The Swahili Coast..............................................19 Chapter 2: The Coastal Towns............................................27 Chapter 3: The Livelihood of the Coastal People...................81 Introduction.....................................................81 Chapter 4: Theories, Archeology Discoveries and Historical Chapter 5: The Kiswahili Language....................................117 What do the People Say about the Roots of Kiswahili.........................................................117 Cross- Cultural Influences on the Kiswahili Coast....119 The Spread of Kiswahili.....................................121 vi Vernacular and Proselytism................................122 Missionaries versus Policy-makers.......................123 The Colonial Period..........................................123 The Face of Kiswahili........................................126 Detribalization.................................................127 Urbanization...................................................129 Secularization..................................................129 Chapter 6: Functions of Kiswahili.......................................133 Chapter 7: The Global Status of Kiswahili...........................157 Concluding Remarks.........................................174