Mr.K.M.Bosire, Ekegusii Encyclopedic Project Director

    The big news this month: we have at last put our new dictionary / encyclopedia online.

    Ekegusii Online Dictionary & Encyclopedia

    Ekegusii Encyclopedic Project (EEP) is dedicated to Ekegusii; it aims to encourage its use, promotion, preservation and revitalization.

    The language is endangered, because although young people are aware of Ekegusii, the world does not encourage its use. Kiswahili and English are the languages of commerce in Kenya, and they are slowly causing Ekegusii to fade away. Already it is a language spoken mainly by the elderly.

    If Ekegusii is to survive, authoritative reference materials must be available as paper copies in libraries, but also on-line, so that the young will be encouraged to use them. For the Abagusii, their language is part of their identity and their reality.

    Ekegusii must be preserved, and action has to be taken now, whilst enough fluent speakers remain to oversee it.

    You can support our effort by making a voluntary donation, by buying promotional materials, or becoming a member by subscription.

    Please support us. All donations will be used to preserve, promote and revitalize this language.

    K.M.B. / Ekegusii Encyclopedic Projects

      Comments by N.D....

      This is a remarkable publication.

      The online version enables you to hear the pronunciation as recorded by a fluent Ekegusii speaker. Just click on the word and listen.

      There is an extremely detailed Ekegusii-English dictionary and a smaller English-Ekegusii lexicon.

      Please email your comments to us.

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