Peace Corps - Zarma Agricultural Language Manual
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This guide is designed for Zarma language training of Peace Corps workers in agriculture in Nigeria, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. An introductory section provides background information on the program's objectives and its role in the Nigerian village context. Some useful phrases are introduced here. Subsequent sections focus on specific aspects of the agricultural situation and program: the agricultural cycle (seasons, tools, planting and harvest); soil restoration; gardening; environmental protection and wood conservation; live materials for fencing; tree identification; natural regeneration; improved cook-stoves ; local health and hygiene issues; volunteer acculturation; and other community activities related to the program. Each section contains information on the volunteer's role in regard to that program aspect, useful related vocabulary and phrases, and a sample dialogue for each of a number of sub-topics. Some technical and local horticultural information is also provided. Vocabulary lists are in English, Zarma, and French.
PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Burkina Faso: 1967-1987, 1995-present
Niger: 1962-2011; Currently Not Active
Benins: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health, Business
Burkina Faso: Education, Health, Environment
Ghana: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health
Niger: Currently Not Active
Zarma (Djerma) is spoken in: Mali, Benin, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso
Zarma (Djerma) has no known alternate names.