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Zulu Part-of-Speech Tagger - Demo

This demo showcases a part-of-speech tagger for Zulu. It retrieves the morpho-syntactic categories for words in a sentence.

Type in the text you want to tag
Example: Indawo encane ihlupha ngakho khona lokho.

[Tagging the text might take a while]

The data used to build this part-of-speech tagger can be found through this link.

The Ukwabelana corpus - An annotated isiZulu corpus


  • contains 10,000 morphologically labeled words and 3,000 POS-tagged sentences.
  • The corpus comprises around 100,000 common Zulu word types and 30,000 Zulu sentences compiled from fictional works and the Zulu Bible, from which the labeled words and sentences have been sampled.
  • All software and additional data used during the annotation process is provided: the partial grammar in DCG format, the abductive algorithm for parsing with incomplete information and a prototype for a POS tagger which assigns word categories to morphologically analyzed words."

Lexical Resources for Noun Compounds in Czech, English and Zulu

Lexical Resources for Noun Compounds in Czech, English and Zulu, Pala, Karel, Fellbaum Christiane, and Bosch Sonja E. , Proceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10), may, Valletta, Malta, (2010)

Google Interface in African Languages


Google currently offers its interface in the following African languages:

Language Internet address
Afrikaans https://www.google.com/intl/af/
Amharic https://www.google.com/intl/am/
Lingála https://www.google.com/intl/ln/
Sesotho https://www.google.com/intl/st/
Shona https://www.google.com/intl/sn/
Somali https://www.google.com/intl/so/
Swahili https://www.google.com/intl/sw/
Tigrinya https://www.google.com/intl/ti/
Twi https://www.google.com/intl/tw/
Xhosa https://www.google.com/intl/xh/
Yoruba https://www.google.com/intl/yo/
Zulu https://www.google.com/intl/zu/

Information access in indigenous languages: a case study in Zulu

Information access in indigenous languages: a case study in Zulu, Cosijn, Erica, Pirkola Ari, Bothma Theo, and Järvelin Kalervo , Emerging Frameworks and Methods. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS4), Seattle, WA, USA, p.221-238, (2002)

Zulu - English dictionary


An on-line Zulu-English English-Zulu translation dictionary.

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