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The National Kiswahili Council (BAKITA)

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About BAKITA

The National Kiswahili Council, translated into Kiswahili as Baraza la Kiswahili la Taifa, (BAKITA) is a Public Organization which operates under the Ministry responsible for Culture. The Council was established by an Act of Parliament No. 27 of 1967 and its amendments of 1983 and 2016 . The Act mandates the Council with authority to manage and coordinate all activities related with the promotion of Kiswahili in the United Republic of Tanzania and beyond. Establishment of the Council was in line with recommendations made by the Committee of language practitioners formed by the Minister of Education in December 1961, to develop proposals for the development of Kiswahili as a national language. The Council started its operations with four members of staff who were housed in the offices of the Ministry of Education. Among the first tasks of the Council was to develop Kiswahili technical vocabularies for different domains of knowledge. In 1972; the Council moved to the Coronation Building of the National House Corporation at Samora and Azikiwe Avenues in Dar es Salaam, and in 2012 the Council moved to Plot Number 45 B, Kijitonyama in Dar es Salaam.

Service Offered by BAKITA

To Help Graduants on Researches

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To Issue Language Accreditation

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Translation and Interpretation Services

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Dissemination of Kiswahili Vocabulary

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Latest News

  • 8th Feb 2023

MAFUNZO YA KISWAHILI KWA WAGENI

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  • 8th Feb 2023

MATUKIOBARAZA LA KISWAHILI LA TAIFA (BAKITA) KUWA NA KANZIDATA YA WATAALAMU WA KISWAHILI

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  • 8th Feb 2023

MAFUNZO YA KUTAMBUA VIPAJI VYA UKALIMANI

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Publications

BAKITA BOOKS

Online Swahili Words

Neno: Udhalala

Maana: Ukosefu wa adabu na uadilifu katika mwenendo

Mfano:Udhalala haukubaliki katika jamii.

Neno: Diradira

Maana: Kwepa kusema ukweli kwa kuzungusha maneno

Mfano:Alidiradira alipokamatwa na polisi.

Neno: Oweza

Maana: Furahisha mtu baada ya kupata dhiki

Mfano:Aliowezwa baada ya nyumba yake kuungua