- Why doesn't this dictionary contain ...?
- How accurate is this dictionary?
- Can I download the dictionary?
- How do I search for part of a word?
- How can I add this dictionary to my browser's search engines?
- Why does this dictionary contain rude words?
- How can I get involved?
Why doesn't this dictionary contain ...?
There are many reasons why you might not be able to find the word you are looking for. Firstly, the dictionary might be missing the word. We try to spot missing words by looking at the logs of what people have searched for, and then add them if appropriate. Secondly you might be searching for a conjugated form of a verb rather than the general form. Try stripping off prefixes and suffixes, e.g. ndagukunda which means 'I love you' becomes just kunda which is the verb 'to love'.
How accurate is this dictionary?
All dictionaries have mistakes and this dictionary is no exception. This dictionary is also very much still a work in progress. Some entries have been copied from older dictionaries and have not yet been verified. If you find something that you think is incorrect, please tell us.
Can I download the dictionary?
This dictionary is open source so contact us and we can send you the data. Please remember that it is always being updated so such data will become out of date quickly, and there is no printable version of the dictionary.
How can I add this dictionary to my browser's search engines?
If you are using a browser that supports OpenSearch plugins (e.g. Firefox 2+, Internet Explorer 7+) then you can add this dictionary to your browser's search engines by clicking here.
Why does this dictionary contain rude words?
Most words that people might consider rude in one context have a legitimate meaning in another context. Therefore this dictionary strives to contain all valid words regardless of any rude connotations, but does denote these words as having such connotations.
How can I get involved?
We are an online community who are building this dictionary out of a passion for promoting Kinyarwanda. If you are interested in getting involved and contributing your knowledge then please get in touch.