Safeguarding the cultural heritage of the Bajuni dialect of Swahili, oral traditions and poetry

This project will record and document the Bajuni dialect spoken by more than 15,000 people.

Working directly with local communities in the northern area of Kenya’s Swahili Coast, this project will record and document the Bajuni dialect spoken by more than 15,000 people in the region.
The project will also work with teachers and government to embed education on indigenous languages in schools as well as conduct public performances of Bajuni poetry to engage community members more widely.

Project Details

Location: Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Twaweza Communications Center LTD Project partner(s): 1. Swahili Resource Center 2. Shungwaya Welfare Association Funder(s): British Council Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS Funding received: £134,990 Commencement Date: 12/2022 Project Status: Active
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