Glosa, an international language, is a modification of "Interglossa" by the late Professor Lancelot Hogben. It is designed to be easy to learn, with no complicated grammar and words which are already internationally familiar. Glosa does not aim to replace the Euro-languages - or the other 5000 or so languages of the world - but it should help those who wish to communicate quickly and easily and to co-operate with people from other cultures. It also offers many educational advantages. As the vocabulary is based on international Latin and Greek roots, it offers the added educational advantage of helping students to learn the vocabularies of the Euro-languages, and often stimulates them to start studying a Euro-language other than their own. This dictionary, written with the aim of introducing Glosa to the many Africans whose native tongue is Swahili, lists Glosa 1000 Central Vocabulary, with English and Swahili equivalents. Some etymological hints are given with the Glosa words.
There is an introduction in both English and Swahili, as well as a history of Glosa, the mechanics of Glosa, a parallel text and poetry in Swahili and Glosa, and two picture pages designed for vocabulary building. The book includes trilingual phrases, covering such topics as pronouns, numbers, colours, seasons, tenses, comparison, greetings, polite expressions and names for members of the family. The book is compiled by Leonard Sekibaha, who is a teacher of Glosa and runs the Glosa Centre in Pangani, Tanzania.