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View a CBS News Story on Somalis in Lewiston

Watch a news story about the Somali Bantu
With Jennifer Rooks of MPBN's "Maine Watch" you'll meet members of the Somali Bantu community living in Maine and follow their lives in the United States. Also, an extended interview with Colby College professor Catherine Besteman, who lived with the Somali Bantu before the war. 

Links for researchers and scholars
More scholarly research about the Bantu is provided by the National Somali Bantu Project from Portland State University.

Somali Bantu Community Association of Vermont 
Information about the Somali Bantu community of Burlington Vermont, and music from Somali Bantu musicians in Vermont.

Listen to a news story about the Somali Bantu in the US
After a brief history of the Bantu refugees, this NPR news story highlights the lives of two Somali Bantus living in the U.S.

Watch a film about the Somali Bantu's journey
Rain in a Dry Land from Anne Makepeace and Bullfrog Films (2006) follows two Somali Bantu families as they travel from Kenyan refugee camps to cities in the U.S. How will Muslim farmers who speak no English manage to survive in American cities?

The National Somali Bantu Project
This project works to increase service providers' understanding of the Somali Bantu as well as promote community building among the Bantu.

The Cultural Orientation Resource (COR) Center: Somali Bantu 
An easily accessible guide for service providers interested in learning more about the Somali Bantu community.

Maay Maay Dictionary 
This English- Maay Maay dictionary, provided by the Somali Bantu Community Development Council of Denver Colorado, includes a list of common conversational words as well as a special list of medical terms for health providers.

Listen to a radio program about a new Maay Maay dictionary.

The Somali Bantu Mutual Assistance Association of Lewiston (SBCMAA)
With links to sites for education, health, and employment, this is a great resource for the Somali Bantu Community in Lewiston. 

The Lewiston Star Soccer Team 
The website for the all-Somali Bantu boys soccer team in Lewiston.

Digital Storytelling Project
Videos made by Somali Bantus through the Digital Storytelling Project in Baltimore, Maryland. In these short videos, Somali Bantus in Maryland narrate stories about their lives, their history, and their experiences living in Balitmore.

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