|Spoken by:||5-10 million (native)|
80 million second
|Spoken in:||Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (DRC), Oman, Comoros Islands (including Mayotte), Mozambique|
Swahili, or Kiswahili, is the most widely-spoken African language, and is spoken throughout East Africa. It's an official national language in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.
Common difficulties Edit
The Foreign Service Institute has estimated that learning Malay to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 36 weeks (900 class hours).
There is an Foreign Service Institute course for Swahili.
Pimsleur offers a course in Swahili.
- ↑ U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning; https://www.state.gov/m/fsi/sls/c78549.htm