Tag Archives: Swahili

Scenarios from Africa films in Hausa and other African languages

Global Dialogues is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education and communication about HIV/AIDS. On YouTube, I found a collection of short films on HIV/AIDS in Hausa language produced by them. The films are based on ideas written by young Africans and shot by the continent’s premier directors, including Newton Aduaka of Nigeria.

Similar collections exist in other African languages, including Bambara, Ewe, Fon, Igbo, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Moore, Pulaar, Swahili, Twi, Wolof and Yoruba.

They can be watched online or downloaded (some of the files are quite large).

A 44 minute documentary on the creation of these films can be found on YouTube:

Here is one of the Hausa films:

You will find more of  these films in my Hausa video clip collection.


Bible in Hausa, Swahili and other languages online

You can download or read online the Bible in Hausa, Swahili and other languages on the French-speaking website La Bible multilingue.

At the top of the screen, you can choose the language and the book, chapter and verse you want to read.

On a help page you find an explanation how it all works.

If you prefer to download the text and read it offline, go to the download page. There, you find all the different Bible versions:

You need to install Lucida Unicode or another Unicode font in order to see the special characters.