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Learn Swahili

Swahili is one of many Bantu languages that cover a huge geographical area of sub Saharan Africa. They come from an oral tradition and uTalk has the widest range of them to learn in the market. Nouns are classified differently, for example according to whether they're an animal, plant, or human and this can change the way a sentence works. But don't worry it’s easy to pronounce and you’ll soon get the hang of it.§

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Where Is It Spoken?

Tanzania

Kenya

Uganda

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Number Of Speakers

80,000,000

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Language Family

Bantu

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Fun facts about Swahili

Swahili borrows a lot of words from Arabic, such as dakika for minute, saa for hour and tafadhali for (please.

Forming a question is easy: you can just add 'je' to the front of the sentence.

The greeting 'habari' means 'news'- from 'what's your news?'

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