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Swahili speaking countries

Swahili is the official language in Tanzania and is spoken in 3 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

With a share of around 9%, it is most widespread in Tanzania. A total of about 5.2 million people worldwide speak Swahili as their mother tongue.

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
TanzaniaEastern Africayes8.8 %5,104,000
MadagascarEastern Africano0.4 %108,000
BurundiEastern Africano0.2 %23,000
ComorosEastern Africano0.5 %4,000