Language widely spoken in East Africa. Also refers to the Islamic Swahili people who live along the Kenyan and Tanzanian coast of East Africa.
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- the most widely spoken Bantu languages
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Language belonging to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family, widely used in east and central Africa. Swahili originated on the East African coast as a lingua franca used among traders, and...
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the most widely spoken Bantu languages; the official language of Kenya and Tanzania and widely used as a lingua franca in east and central Africa
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Swahili (swähē'lē) [Arab.,=coast people], name for some of the inhabitants of the Kenya, Tanzania, Somali, and Mozambique coasts, Zanzibar, and E Congo. Descendants of black Africans and Arab traders (who came to the E African coast about A.D. 500), the Swahili do not form a coh...
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The Swahili are a hybrid people of the coastlands and islands of central east Africa descended from the mediaeval Zenj population forming a blend of inter-marriage between aboriginal peoples and Arab settlers over a period of some 2000 years.
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Language belonging to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family, widely used in east and central Africa. Swahili originated on the East African coast as a lingua franca
used among traders, and contains many Arabic loan words. It is an official language in Kenya and Tanzania. The name Swahili is also used for the group of Afr...
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