The Language 

Kiswahili is a Bantu language that belongs to the Niger-Congo lan- guage family. The word Bantu means “people.” The languages of Baganda in Uganda, Sotho in Lesotho, Zulu in South Africa and Kikuyu in Kenya are other examples of Bantu languages.

  • Kiswahili Speaking
  • Bantu Language

The language

International status

Kiswahili has attained an international status. The African Union, formerly the Organization of African Unity (OAU), has adopted Kiswahili as one of the official languages of Africa. For many years, major radio networks have been broadcasting Swahili programs.

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