Is Swahili A Language? A Creole? A Dialect?

Recently I’ve seen this question asked on the internet, but with no direct answer. Is Swahili a language? In order to respond with a good answer, I’ll have to consider what exactly is meant with the question: If Swahili wasn’t a language, what else could you suppose that it would be? Swahili is a language, … Read more

How Long Does It Take To Learn Swahili?

Swahili is one of the most widely spoken languages in Africa and it’s the single most commonly spoken language in the world that has its origin on the African continent. There are many good reasons to learn Swahili. It’ll allow you to communicate with people from the wide range of African countries where Swahili is … Read more

What Languages Are Spoken In Kenya? (Close To 70)

Kenya is an East African country with some 48 million inhabitants. It’s the birthplace of the Swahili language and a very linguistically diverse country. According to some sources, close to 70 different languages are spoken in Kenya. The country has two official languages, Swahili, spoken by the majority, and English which Kenya inherited from the … Read more

Where Is The Swahili Language Spoken? (And By How Many?)

Swahili is a language of the Bantu branch of languages in the Niger-Congo language family. It is widely debated how many people in the world speak Swahili, but most estimates say between 100 and 150 million. The Swahili language is spoken in several African countries. The major Swahili speaking countries are Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, The … Read more