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Multimedia Archive: Audio

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This is a listing of audio files recorded at Penn State organized by vocabulary type. You can either link to this page to use files or download and use them in other Penn State teaching materials.

Alphabet | Parts of the Body | Colors | Days of the Week | Numbers | Drinks

Alphabet

Description File Name Voice Gender
a a.kaa.wav male voice
a a.pata.wav male voice
a - short a a.short.wav male voice
a - ae ae.mkatae.wav male voice
a - ai ai.yai.wav male voice
a - ao ao.wao.wav male voice
a - au au.au.wav male voice
b b.baba.wav male voice
bw bw.bwana.wav male voice
ch ch.cheka.wav male voice
d d.dada.wav male voice
dh dh.dhahabu.wav male voice
e e.pembe.wav male voice
e - short e.short.wav male voice
e e.zee.wav male voice
ea ea.somea.wav male voice
f f.fanya.wav male voice
g g.gamba.wav male voice
gh gh.ghadhabu.wav male voice
h h.hapa.wav male voice
i - short i.short.wav male voice
i i.sisi.wav male voice
i i.tii.wav male voice
ia ia.lia.wav female voice
iu iu.kiu.wav male voice
j j.jambo.wav male voice
k k.kitabu.wav male voice
l l.lala.wav male voice
m m.mama.wav male voice
mb mb.mbaya.wav male voice
mch mch.mchana.wav male voice
mk mk.mkoa.wav male voice
mw mw.mwamba.wav male voice
n n.nani.wav male voice
nd nd.ndoo.wav male voice
ng ng.ngombe.wav female voice
ny ny.nyanya.wav female voice
nyw nyw.nywele.wav female voice
o o.choo.wav female voice
o - short o.short.wav female voice
o o.soko.wav female voice
oa oa.mkoa.wav female voice
p p.pata.wav female voice
r r.baraka.wav female voice
s s.somo.wav female voice
t t.toa.wav female voice
th th.thamani.wav female voice
u u.kuu.wav female voice
u u.ruka.wav female voice
u - short u.short.wav female voice
ua ua.nunua.wav female voice
ui ui.tui.wav female voice
uo uo.nguo.wav female voice
v v.vazi.wav female voice
vy vy.vyakula.wav female voice
w w.watoto.wav female voice
y y.yai.wav female voice
z z.zawadi.wav female voice


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Parts of the Body

Description File Name Voice Gender
head head--kichwa.wav female voice
teeth teeth--meno.wav female voice
ear ear--sikio.wav female voice
nose nose--pua.wav female voice
tongue tongue--ulimi.wav female voice
arm arm--mkono.wav female voice
thigh thigh--paja.wav female voice
waist waist--kiuno.wav female voice
navel navel--kitovu.wav female voice
shoulders shoulders--mabega.wav female voice
chest chest--kifua.wav female voice
stomach stomach--tumbo.wav female voice
hair hair--nywele.wav female voice
palm palm--kiganja.wav female voice
feet feet--nyayo.wav female voice
mouth mouth--mdomo.wav female voice
leg leg--mguu.wav female voice
eyes eyes--macho.wav female voice
nail nail--ukucha.wav female voice
neck neck--shingo.wav female voice
knee knee--goti.wav female voice


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Colors

Description File Name Voice Gender
red ekundu--red.wav female voice
white eupe--white.wav female voice
black eusi--black.wav female voice
brown hudhurungi--brown.wav female voice
light green kijani_kibichi--light_green.wav female voice
dark green kijani--dark_green.wav female voice
grey kijivu--grey.wav female voice
yellow manjano--yellow.wav female voice
blue samawati--blue.wav
female voice
purple zambarau--purple.wav female voice

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Days of the Week

Description File Name Voice Gender
See File Name alhamisi.wav female voice
  day_after.wav female voice
  day_before_yesterday--juzi.wav female voice
  ijumaa.wav female voice
  jumamosi.wav female voice
  jumanne.wav female voice
  jumapili.wav female voice
  jumatano.wav female voice
  jumatatu.wav female voice
  today--leo.wav female voice
  tomorrow--kesho.wav female voice
  yesterday--jana.wav female voice

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Numbers

Description File Name Voice Gender
0
0--sifuri.wav female voice
1
1-moja.wav female voice
2
2-mbili.wav female voice
3
3-tatu.wav female voice
4
4-nne.wav female voice
5
5-tano.wav female voice
6
6-sita.wav female voice
7
7-saba.wav female voice
8
8-nane.wav female voice
9
9-tisa.wav female voice
10
10--kumi.wav female voice
20
20--ishirini.wav female voice
30
30--thelathini.wav female voice
40
40--arobaini.wav female voice
50
50--hamsini.wav female voice
60
60--sitini.wav female voice
70
70--sabini.wav female voice
80
80--themanini.wav female voice
90
90--tisini.wav female voice
100
100--mia-moja.wav female voice
1,000
1000--elfu-moja.wav female voice
1,000,000
1000000--laki-moja.wav female voice

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Drinks

Description File Name Voice Gender
coffee kahawa.wav female voice
carrot juice kinywaji_cha_karoti.wav female voice
tomato juice kinywaji_cha_nyanya.wav female voice
banana juice kinywaji_chenye_ndizi.wav female voice
orange juice maji_ya_machungwa.wav female voice
fruit juice maji_ya_matunda.wav female voice
pineapple juice maji_ya_nanasi.wav female voice
pear juice maji_ya_pea.wav female voice
fruit punch maji_ya_sharbeti.wav female voice
apple juice maji_ya_tofaa.wav female voice
grape juice maji_ya_zabibu.wav female voice
milk maziwa.wav female voice
strong wine mvinyo_kali.wav female voice
sweet wine mvinyo_tamu.wav female voice
alcohol / beer pombe.wav female voice

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