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lexibank/tls: CLICS 2.0

Tresoldi, Tiago

Release of this dataset for CLICS 2.0, where it is included.

Data comes from the "Tanzanian Language Survey (TLS)" as hosted at and was gathered as part of a lexicostatistical survey of about 100 Tanzanian languages undertaken in the early 1970s by Derek Nurse, Gérard Philippson and a team from the Department of Foreign Languages and Linguistics of the University of Dar es Salaam. The source (paper) documents for these computer files were sets of printed forms, each set containing 1079 entries in parallel columns of Swahili and English. These forms were distributed to native Tanzanians for translation into the target Tanzanian languages.

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  • Cushingham, Stanley and Greening, Lawrence and bin Muzaffar, Towhid and Lowe, John and Good, Jeff (1999). Tanzania Language Survey (TLS)

  • Nurse, Derek (1979). Description of sample Bantu languages of Tanzania

  • Nurse, Derek and Philippson, Gérard (1975). The North-East Bantu Languages of Tanzania and Kenya: a Classification.

  • Nurse, Derek and Philippson, Gérard (1980). The Bantu languages of East Africa : a lexicostatistical survey

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