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Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language. It is a national language in four countries (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo), and is a lingua franca in Southeast Africa, with around 60-150 million total speakers. It is an official language of the African Union.

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Introductory Resources

Dictionaries and word resources (including their individual pronunciation)

  • http://www.bu.edu/200word/ Site with 200 words pronounced by native speakers in 8 different languages; Xhosa, Zulu, Amharic, Wolof, Hausa, Swahili, Igbo, and Akan Twi.
  • http://forvo.com/languages/sw/ Forvo.com is a great website to hear native speakers of a language upload pronunciations of words in many different languages

Cheat Sheet/Grammar Guide

General Youtube videos and channels

Songs in Swahili

Popular/Useful sites for learning Swahili

Books and Courses

News, podcasts and radio



https://www.duolingo.com/comment/18971422 Duolingo comment detailing lots of Swahili resources. Most of the links listed above are taken from this comment