Western Africa

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African language resources at UCLA


Documentation of Chadic languages of Nigeria. Information on Hausa. Complete Hausa language course.

Google Interface in African Languages


Google currently offers its interface in the following African languages:

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

kasahorow Communication Group, Suuch Solutions


We work on making generic tools for African languages. We are currently working on enabling web publishing for African languages.

  • African language content publishing platform (based on Drupal)
    • Virtual online keyboard for inputting (Unicode) character set range of African languages

Some of our tools can be seen in action at www.dictionary.kasahorow.com

Project Leads:
Chris Manu
Paa Kwesi Imbeah

AfLaT users: 

Hausa verb conjugator


This program automatically provides conjugations for a given word stem.

Bole - English - Hausa Dictionary


Downloadable Bole - Hausa - English dictionary

Hausa English Dictionary


On-line Hausa - English Dictionary

Online Publications Involving TshwaneDJe Members


A collection of articles and papers on corpus and dictionary topics for the African languages, as well as on language-independent lexicography and terminology software.

The African Languages Technology Initiative (Alt-I)


The African Languages Technology Initiative (Alt-I) was set up to facilitate development of the necessary resources that will enable the engagement of information communication technologies (ICT) in African Languages. The overall aim is to appropriate various aspects of human language technology (HLT) such as speech synthesis, speech recognition, natural language understanding, machine translation and many others for human-human and human-machine communication in African languages for the unfolding information society.

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