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Oxford Chichewa Dictionary now officially Launched! - Pictures Print
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:56

In a meeting in Lilongwe on 29 September 2016 the official launch took place of the new edition of the Chichewa Dictionary, published by Oxford University Press (OUP). The event was organised by OUP and its agent for Malawi Mrs Gaulphine Nyirenda of Maneno Books. To the speakers belonged Professor Pascal Kishindo of the Centre for Language Studies of the University of Malawi, Dr. Raphael Agabu the Director of the Inspectorate and Advisory Services of the Malawi Ministry of Education, whose speech was read by his Deputy Dr. Jennings Kayira. They emphasized that the book is a much needed tool for schools in Malawi and the whole of  Chichewa speaking Africa. Apart from representatives of the Malawi associations of book publishers and booksellers, the clergy, NGO's and of the Press the launch was attended by the former Vice President of the Republic of Malawi the right honourable Dr. Justin Malewezi, who is a well-known advocate of the Chichewa heritage as a language and as a cultural phenomenon that extends beyond the boundaries of Malawi.

Here are some pictures.

Speech at Launch Oxford Chichewa Dictionary 29-09-2016 Print
Monday, 17 October 2016 20:24

Speech held at Launch Oxford Chichewa Dictionary 5th edition, in Lilongwe, 29-9-2016.

The Daily Times about launch Oxford edition Print
Saturday, 15 October 2016 23:40

Oxford launches new Chichewa Dictionary, The Daily Times, 30th September, 2016

It is important to learn our mother tongue - Paas, The Daily Times, 12th October, 2016

Andrew Goodson, ‘Salimini’s Chichewa’ (July 2015) Print
Wednesday, 05 August 2015 10:04

Chichewa was first reduced to writing in the Eastafrican region of Mombasa (present-day Kenya) in the middle of the 19th century. Andrew Goodson, Classics teacher at Kamuzu Academy, decribes the language that missionary Rebmann noted down from the mouth a Malawian (ex-) slave: ‘Salimini’s Chichewa’. Here is a revised version of Goodson’s interesting article (July 2015).


Woordenboeken voor de meisjesschool in Dzumilo – mei 2015 Print
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 13:29

Het Chichewa Dictionary Project van Stichting Hart voor Malawi heeft 259 woordenboeken geschonken aan Ahava Ministries in Chikwawa, in het onlangs door overstromingen zwaar getroffen zuiden van Malawi.  Onder leiding van Chrissie Onderstal heeft Ahava Ministries in dat zeer armoedige gebied een medisch en sociaal steunpunt ingericht. De boeken zijn via Chrissie Onderstal ter beschikking gesteld aan het het voortgezette onderwijs, met name aan leerlingen van Form 3 en Form 4 van de meisjesschool in Dzumilo, ongeveer 10 kilometer van de Ahavakliniek in Chikwawa vandaan. Deze school staat goed aangeschreven bij de lokale bevolking. De studenten en het onderwijzend personeel waren erg blij en verguld met dit bijzondere cadeau, dat voor de studenten een grote hulp zal zijn om beter Engels te leren spreken, schrijven en begrijpen. Het team van Ahava wil de Stichting Hart voor Malawi hiervoor hartelijk bedanken. Zie:

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