Modern Kilba-English Dictionary
A practical dictionary of Kilba with English meaning
Mohammed Aminu Mu’azu & Nyandaiti Parry Anita
University of Maiduguri
Kilba language is classified under the Chadic group of languages, subgroup of the Afro-Asiatic phylum. It belongs to Bata – Marghi group, which includes Bura, Chibok, Tera, Hona, Higi, Guɗe and Holma, just to mention but a few. The above languages are closely related, characterized by almost identical sound systems. They have similarities in morphology and syntax with high percentage of shared vocabulary.
This bi-lingual dictionary entitled Modern Kilba-English Dictionary is the first dictionary of its kind on the language. The dictionary analysis consists of glossaries of the language. Apart from the English translations, equivalents of several entries are given. Likewise, illustrations showing words that are borrowed from Hausa language are also accounted for in the dictionary.
Mohammed Aminu Mu’azu is professor of Linguistics in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri-Nigeria. Nyandaiti Parry Anita is a Graduate of English and Linguistics, of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri-Nigeria.
ISBN 9783862885190. Languages of the World/Dictionaries 51. 109pp. 2015.