BCU Kirundi-English Dictionary

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About this app

Bujumbura Christian University (BCU) presents: Kirundi - English - French Dictionary & Study App


- study Kirundi with over 200 lessons
- search for over 7.600 Kirundi terms
- search for over 10.600 English and French terms
- enjoy traditional Kirundi tales and fables
- listen to native speakers reading Ibisokozo (riddles), Imyibutsa (proverbs), Jokes and Imigani (tales).
- listen to Burundian contemporary and traditional Music while following the lyrics.

- with syntax analysis (parsing) of any conjugated verb form, no matter which class, subject, tense or object it contains
- conjugate any Kirundi verb in 25 different tenses

- all Kirundi nouns given with their classes
- all Kirundi verbs given with their past stem

- search for Kirundi plurals (e.g. search for imyāngange -> find umwāngange)
- search for Kirundi past stem of verbs (e.g. find the infinitive of -bangūranije)

- find verbs regardless of their imperative, passive or conjugated form
- vowel markers for long or high tones

- download the printable PDF dictionary (Kirundi/English and English/Kirundi)
- download the 2-volume PDF Kirundi Study Course with over 200 lessons

- create your personal account and access download resources, your study history and become an editor


This unique dictionary is particularly known for the deep cultural insight it provides to many Kirundi terms and has been for many years THE reference work for Kirundi. Written already back in 1969 by Elizabeth "Betty" Ellen Cox, it has now been thouroughly revised, adapted to present-day Kirundi orthography rules and hundreds of new words or meanings have been added.

Kirundi is an African Bantu language spoken by nearly 30.000.000 people in Burundi, Rwanda (there known as Kinyarwanda), Tanzania and the DR Congo.
Updated on
Apr 19, 2023

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616 reviews
Ally_stot Destiny
April 8, 2022
Thank you for this good app we have been waitting for long time, really it is so amazing in all things, because you can search everything in in english, or franch and kirundi as well, the only bit problem is that there's still some words you can't find in especially from kirundi to english, anyway keep upgrading this app, really so far so good
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Martin Philipps
July 15, 2022
thank you. within the app, you can contribute to the dictionary amd send in kirundi words with their wnglish or french translation!
Newman Ezra
February 15, 2024
Good app . I rate 3 stars because if I try to login my IP address blocked immediately. Then I have not continuous using app.
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Serges Nduwayo
April 26, 2021
This dictionary is very good, but the problem is only one according to me, only about how can not be used offline. If is used offline is fantastic than online. We ask you to correct so
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