ISBN 9789966468987
Pages 284
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1998
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Kamusi ya Visawe/Swahili Dictionary of Synonyms

by Mohamed A. Mohamed, Said A. Mohamed

This is the only dictionary that focuses on Kiswahili synonyms. Drawing from all aspects of life, the authors have collated over 14,000 entries, many of which have varying numbers of synonyms. The dictionary not only brings out the richness of Kiswahili as a language, but it also enriches the reservoir of Kiswahili vocabulary. The authors are distinguished academic linguistic scholars, and the dictionary has been developed bearing in mind both the needs of scholars and teachers, and of learners of the language.

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About the Author

Mohamed A. Mohamed

Mohamed A Mohamed was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He holds a Ph. D degree in Applied Linguistics from Columbia University, U.S.A. He has previously served as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Dar es Salaam between 1982-1987 before moving to Moi University as an Associate Professor in the School of Social, Cultural and Development Studies. Later, he served as Full Professor and also Head of the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics in the same university. In 1996, he joined Zanzibar University at Tunguu and served as a Full Professor for two years. Currently, he teaches at the State University of Zanzibar and is also the Research Coordinator of the institution. Professor Mohamed has also served as a part-time lecturer at Columbia University in U.S.A, the City College of the City University, the Hunter College of the City University and the York University in the United Kingdom. He is the author of a number of books. These include Modern Swahili Grammar and Kamusi ya Visawe (A Dictionary of Swahili Synonyms) among others. His other works that are now in the pipeline include Comprehesive English-Swahili Dictionary, Kamusi Fafanuzi ya Kiswahili (A Comprehensive Swahili-Swahili Dictionary) and Kamusi ya Vinyume (A Dictionary of Antonyms).

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