Swahili
Kiswahili
Pronounce ['kiswɑˈhili]
Country Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bajuni Islands (part of Somalia), Mozambique (mostly Mwani), Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Comoros, Mayotte, Zambia, Malawi, and Madagascar
Speakers
Estimates range from 2 million (2003) to 150 million (2012)
L2 speakers: 90 million (1991–2015)
Family
Writing
AreaWidespread in Katanga, Nord-Kivu, Sud-Kivu, and Maniema provinces; southeast Orientale Province.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 sw
ISO 639-2 swa
ISO 639-3 swa – inclusive code
Individual codes:
swc – Congo Swahili
swh – Coastal Swahili
ymk – Makwe
wmw – Mwani
Glottolog swah1254
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  areas where Swahili or Comorian is the indigenous language
  official or national language
  as a trade language
Person Mswahili
People Waswahili
Language Kiswahili
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