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Swahili Language in the United States

A resource guide to the early use of the Swahili Language in the United States

Books from the Washington University Library Catalog

“Kiswahili is one of the most widely used languages of the African family, and the most widely spoken in sub-Saharan Africa. It is among the 10 most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 200 million speakers.”

UNESCO Proposal to Proclaim World Kiswahili Language Day. General Conference, 41st Session, Paris,  November 5, 2021. Document code : 41 C/61. Page 1. Available at: