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Airtel sponsors first Krio dictionary

Airtel sponsors first Krio dictionary

Airtel has sponsored the first ever Krio/English dictionary which was launched at the British Council on the 21st of August, 2014.

Speaking at the launch, co-author Mr Momoh Koroma said that the Krio dictionary is a collective work and intends to raise interest in academics and tourism. This dictionary has a sound system with a simple understanding and has nine parts of speech. It also has organised grammar. This book he says is advantageous for all those who want to learn Krio easily and for those speaking it to learn to write it well. Mr Koroma ended his speech by enforcing the Ministry of Education to use this book as a working material in schools.

The Managing Director of Airtel, Sudiptu Chowdhury, said that the first Krio he learnt was ‘HOW D BODY’. Speaking a local language is the best way to interact to people. He promised to buy one as he is really desperate to learn the krio language.

The author of the dictionary Madam Hannah Thompson said that this dictionary has answered the long questions people have been asking. It’s not only an ordinary dictionary because it contains so many phrases she maintained.

Mr Lamin Kargbo who is the manager at the institute for Sierra Leonean languages therefore launched the Krio dictionary with a popular Krio song ‘TELL AM TENKI’.

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