Where Does the Swahili Language Come From ?

May 8, 2008 by  


The Swahili Language is spoken in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Somalia, Oman, Comoros Islands & Mozambique. It is the official language in Tanzania, Kenia & Uganda.

The Swahili language is one of the Bantu languages, which form a branch of the Niger-Congo family. The Arabic language has had a major influence in the Swahili vocabulary, due to the fact that the language evolved through centuries of contact between Arabic-speaking traders and many different Bantu-speaking peoples inhabiting Africa’s Indian Ocean coast. Interesting to add that the Swahili language also has been influenced by German, English, Indian and Persian vocabulary.

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One Response to “Where Does the Swahili Language Come From ?”

  1. grace on September 22nd, 2010 2:33 am

    some facts are wrong.swahili is not the official languge in kenya and uganda

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