Swahili For Dummies

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Swahili For Dummies – Seline Okeno, Asmaha Heddi

Learn the official language of Kenya and Tanzania

Swahili For Dummies will teach you the basics of Swahili, so you can start conversing in Africa’s language of commerce. This book introduces you to the foundations of Swahili grammar and enables you to engage in basic conversations. With the simplified Dummies learning process, you’ll quickly get a grasp on the language, without complex terms and confusing explanations. You’ll also move through the book at a comfortable pace, so you’ll be familiar with what you’ve learned before moving on to more complex stuff. Focus on communication and interaction in everyday situations, so you can actually use the language you’re studying―right away.


  • Must-know expressions
  • Grammar basics
  • Numbers, dates, and time
  • Small talk and directions
  • Phrases for e-mail & texting
  • Business and travel phrases
  • Common Swahili proverbs
  • Mini-dictionary & verb chart

Swahili For Dummies is for readers of all ages who want to learn the basics of Swahili in a no-stress, beginner-friendly way. Swahili teachers will also love sharing this practical approach with their students.

Swahili For Dummies – About the Authors

Seline Ayugi Okeno was born and raised in Siaya, Kenya. She holds a B.Ed. Arts from Maseno University in Kenya and an M.A. in Applied Lin­guistics from Ohio University. She is currently a Swahili and English Teaching Fellow at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Asmaha Heddi hails from Arusha, Tanzania. She is a Kiswahili lecturer at the University of Kansas. She holds a B.A. from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University.

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  • Book Dimensions

    18.54 x 2.54 x 23.37 cm

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  • Book Publication Date

    1 Jan. 2024

  • Book Publisher

    John Wiley & Sons

  • Product Supplier

    John Wiley & Sons

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