Three stories in Kagulu, a Bantu language of Tanzania

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Malin Petzell - University of Gothenburg, Department of Languages and Literatures orcid

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Languages and Literatures rorId


The study comprises five stories told in the Bantu language Kagulu of Tanzania. The stories are available as sound recordings as well as glossed transcriptions. However, the transcriptions do not closely follow the sound recordings but have been normalised in cooperation with a native speaker.


The general aim is to document the Tanzanian minority language Kagulu.

The dataset contains three sound recordings in wave format, three text files containing transcriptions and translations of the sound recordings, one text document explaining the abbreviations used in the glosses and a spreadsheet containing metadata.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome



Time period(s) investigated

2003 – 2003

Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Recording
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-08-28 – 2003-08-29
  • Number of responses: 1
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Tanzania

Geographic description: Kilosa district, Morogoro region

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Languages and Literatures

Topic and keywords

Research area

Specific languages (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Language and linguistics (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Petzell, Malin. 2008. The Kagulu language of Tanzania: grammar, texts and vocabulary. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.
Libris | Swepub | Institutional Repository
ISBN: 978-3-89645-704-2

Petzell, Malin. 2007. A linguistic description of Kagulu. Gothenburg: Department of Oriental and African languages.
Libris | Swepub | Institutional Repository

Petzell, Malin. 2010. "Further analysis of negation in Kagulu". Karsten Legère, Christina Thornell (eds.). Bantu Languages: Analyses, Description and Theory. East African Languages and Dialects, vol. 20. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe.
Swepub | Institutional Repository

Petzell, Malin. 2011. "Så fångas ett flyende språk". Språktidningen. December 2011.
Link to the article | Swepub | Institutional Repository
ISSN: 1654-5028

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Published: 2014-01-16
Last updated: 2020-01-17