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Foreign Language Learning: Swahili

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Swahili Language

Swahili is a Bantu language spoken from the Indian Ocean coastline of northern Kenya to northern Mozambique, including the Comoros Islands.  More than five million people speak it as their native language.  Swahili is a national or official language of four nations: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also the lingua franca of East Africa.

Grammar Guides and Language Lessons

KIKO (Kiswahili kwa Komputa) Multimedia language course from the University of Georgia (click on the "enter course" icon at the bottom of the page).

The Kamusi Project Site dedicated to promoting the learning of African languages; includes a Swahili dictionary and grammar notes.

Forvo.com Swahili Pronunciation Audio clips of native speakers pronouncing more than 400 Swahili words.

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