KamusiTZ

University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Yale University (US)

KamusiTZ is the first mirror version of the Kamusi Project Internet Living Swahili Dictionary, based at the Yale University Council on African Studies.
KamusiTZ is a light-weighted implementation of Yale's Swahili Online Dictionary. KamusiTZ has currently search and data syncronization functionalities implemented.

The Kamusi Project is an ongoing work of collaborative scholarship that is developing free online dictionary and learning resources for Swahili. Established in 1994, it is the world's most-used resource for the Swahili language, and the first result for "Swahili" delivered by most Internet search engines. The Kamusi Project will provide a permanent home for the terminology developed by KlnX; the KlnX data will be integrated within the online Kamusi, with a special "KlnX" designation. Visitors to the Kamusi Project will thereby know the source of terms that originated with the KlnX project, and they also will be able to select to view the KlnX data as a separate specialized dictionary.

At the same time, KlnX is implementing a Tanzanian mirror server for the Kamusi Project. This server will be connected to the Tanzania Internet Exchange (TIX). The server will synchronize data regularly with the main Kamusi server in the US, and will provide local access to the project to all Tanzanian IP addresses. This mirror server will greatly increase the speed and reduce the costs of connecting Tanzanians to the Kamusi Project.

This collaboration will be of great benefit to both projects, by easing Tanzanian access to the Kamusi Project and by making KlnX available to the quarter of a million people who visit the Kamusi Project each year.