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Language: Swahili

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Local name: Kiswahili. Using "Swahili" vs. "Kiswahili"
Most spoken in: Tanzania, Kenya
👪🔊: More than 100 million, including tens of millions who learn it from birth as or along with their mother tongue
Kamusi records:
[60,000+ waiting to be restored from previous system]
ISO 639(1)/(3): sw/swa
Pronunciation: Swahili Pronunciation Guide
Books and Music: Swahili Bookstore and Learning Bibliography
Bilingual Dictionaries: Russian
Links: Omniglot | Wikipedia | Glottolog | Ethnologue ($) | Swahili Grammar Notes | Kanga Writings and Sayings | Periodic Table of the Elements
Song Lyrics: Harambee | Jambo | Majengo | Malaika
Sources: Initial 🔢 data from the Swahili-English Dictionary (1968) edited by Charles Rechenbach and printed by The Catholic University of America Press in 1968. ISBN 978-0813204062, with permission. Additional data from Kamusi participants. The sources for many of our Swahili Usage Examples can be found at

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Where is our Swahili🔢 data? Although Kamusi started as a project for Swahili, that part of our site is currently offline due to our server/ funding situation. We are striving to have the Swahili dictionary back online as soon as possible, with a 🐥📊 DUCKS game 🎮 to align it with all the new 👅👅👅 multilingual data. Your 🎁 donations will help speed us toward this goal!

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