ISBN 9789966769732
Pages 608
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Published 2009
Publisher Mvule Africa Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Samburtaab Ng'aleekaab Kaleenchin

Kalenjin Dictionary

by Kibny'aanko Seroney

The Kalenjin/Kaleenchin language is spoken by close to 6 million people in Kenya with substantial numbers also in Uganda and Tanzania. The Kalenjin linguistic family in Kenya includes the Marakwet, Nandi, Sabaot, Kibsikiis, Terik, Keyyo,Tuken, Seng'wer, Ogiek and Pokot. These groups are mutually intelligible despite their variants of the Kalenjin language. This dictionary, the product of 15 years research activity is the first Kalenjin/English dictionary. It includes 13703 entries and is the hope of the author that the dictionary get improved and expanded. As words die or fall out of use, new words are created and given new meaning. The first edition is a system of that process.

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"...this dictionary will generate both knowledge and controversies in equal measure among Kalenjin scholars and readers."

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