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Swahili (or Kiswahili) is the first language of the Swahili people, who inhabit the Indian Ocean coastline, from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, including the Comoros Islands. Although only 5 to 10 million people speak it as their native language, Swahili is a lingua franca of much of East Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is a national or official language of four nations, and is the only African language among the official working languages of the African Union. It is a Bantu language, like Zulu.
Download our free dictionary (for Windows or Android) and browse both the Swahili-English and the English-Swahili lists. Look up a word, add or modify an entry, and learn words at your own rhythm from a personal learning list. Click here to learn more about the features or scroll down to download the program. An online version is also available, so you can browse the dictionary without downloading it.
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Swahili > English: 657 words
English > Swahili: 957 words
Last update: March 21, 2014
First upload: 1997
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