WHERE IS SWAHILI SPOKEN:
Swahili is spoken in Eastern Africa. It’s a national language in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Comoros Islands. It’s also spoken by smaller numbers in Burundi, Rwanda, Northern Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique.
People in Somalia also may speak Swahili
Swahili, also widely known as Kiswahili to its many speakers, is a member of the Bantu language family, stemming from the Niger-Congo branch of languages. It’s technically a macrolanguage, meaning that there are different variations of Swahili that are related closely enough that they’re mutually intelligible
INFORMATION FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROVIDERS ABOUT HISTORY AND CULTURE
Data from countries throughout the world is provided on individual countries and regions of the world on the topics of: Child health, Child Protection, Child Survival, Early Childhood Development, Education and Home Environments, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and newborn health, Nutrition, Sanitation and Water.
UNICEF: Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education and Home Environments.
Go to Cultures at the top of the website page.
These pages have information about: Interpersonal relationships (Naming, Status Role Prestige); Greetings (Phrases of Courtesy);Displays of Respect; General Etiquette; Marriage Family & Kinship Structure (Member, Gender/Status, Age Relationships, Family Kinship Structure); Reproduction (Pregnancy, Child Birth Post Partum Practices, Infancy Childhood and Socialization (Infant Feeding and Care, Child Rearing Practices); Nutrition and Food; Drinks, Drugs and Indulgences, Religious Life, Death, Traditional Medical Practices, Experiences with Western Medicines, Mental Health, Community Structure, Common Acculturation Issues
Oromo and Somali Bantu may speak Swahili
How to use the health care system in Colorado in Swahili
PATIENT CARE GUIDE FROM THE CLEVELAND CLINIC:
These pages contain information about: Considerations before providing care, Meals, Hospital Attire, Communication, Rituals, End of Life Care
Cultures within America and World Cultures:
Multicultural America: https://www.everyculture.com/multi/
World Cultures: https://www.everyculture.com/wc/
This website provides information by country on the topics of: History, The beginning of Immigration, the Modern Era, Significant Immigration waves, Settlement Patterns (Acculturation/Assimilation), Traditions, Customs & Beliefs, Proverbs, Cuisine, Traditional Costumes, Dances & Songs, Holidays, Health Issues (Language, Family Community Dynamics), Education, Birth, Role of Women, Courtship & Weddings, Funerals (Religion, Employment and Economic Traditions, Politics and Government), Relationship with country of origin (Individual Group Contributions), Academia, Government, Media, Organizations and Associations, Museums and Research Centers.
Information is provided on cultures within America and World Cultures.
CULTURAL ORIENTATION RESOURCE CENTER:
These monographs, Background Material, contain information about: Modern history, government and economy, Health Care and Education, The Land (Geography, Urban/Rural), The People (Educational and Occupational Backgrounds, Ethnic, Religions and Religious Groups, Beliefs and Customs:(Religious Beliefs, Customs-Family and Family Relations, Gender Roles and Relations (Marriage, Parenting, Leadership), Healthcare beliefs and practices (Physical Health Care, Mental Health Care), Food, Drink, Smoking, Clothing)), Conditions in First Asylum Countries, Implications for Resettlement.
CULTURAL ATLAS (AUSTRALIA)
Information for each culture are: Core Concepts, Greetings, Religion, Family, Naming, Dates of Significance, Etiquette, Do’s and Don’ts, Communication, Other Considerations, Business Culture
STARTTS: SERVICE FOR THE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF TORTURE AND TRAUMA SURVIVORS:
Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo may speak Swahili
CHARACTERISTICS OF SWAHILI
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY MULTICULTURAL TOPICS IN CSD:
Information below is from the Portland State University website
Writing Systems: Constructed scripts, Languages (profiles, how to learn languages, language lessons, language names, language families), Multilingual pages (Useful phrases, silly phrases, phrase finder, numbers, time, colours, family words, terms of endearment, idioms, proverbs, tongue twisters, songs, stories)
CHARLES STUART UNIVERSITY:
SWAHILI SOUND DEVELOPMENT
LESSONS- SCHOOL-AGED SUBJECTS:
Ms. Pacifico’s site:
Find the Languages on the Left hand side of the website
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING:
NEW JERSEY GOVERNMENT HEALTH: NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING
New Jersey government Health Newborn hearing screening and Hearing Loss: Go to the bottom of the home page and select Language: Swahili
COMMUNICATION CUE CARDS IN SWAHILI: