December 23, 2020

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Learn Swahili-3 quick tips

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Learn Swahili-3 quick tips

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Learning a language is so exciting because you also get to know and understand people’s culture. It’s no brainer that we like people who understand us. The people who have decided to learn Swahili or Kiswahili as its speakers call it have formed lasting friendships because they have taken time to learn Swahili speakers’ way of life.

Kiswahili is a Bantu language spoken by over 140 million people in Africa and the second most spoken language after Arabic. It is Kenya and Tanzania’s national language and widely spoken in Uganda, Burundi, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Comoros Island, South Africa and beyond. This may surprise you, but you already know some few Swahili words even if you have never learned it before.

This may surprise you, but you already know some few Swahili words even if you have never learned it before. If you have watched the Lion King, you know simba (lion), rafiki (friend) and the famous quote ‘hakuna matata’ means no worries. If you have sung along to Michael Jackson’s ‘Liberian Girl’, the first few words are in Swahili, ‘nakupenda pia, nakutaka pia’-I love you too, I want you too. Maybe you have even gone on ‘safari’ which means journey and played ‘jenga’ which means build.

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Whether you want to learn Swahili for personal enrichment, for business or so that you can enjoy your next safari to East Africa, you’ll have made an excellent choice. 

Read my 3-reasons why Swahili is good for Africa.

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