Picture Languages

Swazi speaking countries

Swazi is an official language in Eswatini and South Africa but is not spoken in any other countries.

With 1.48 million native speakers, Swazi has the highest prevalence in South Africa. As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 90 percent is in Eswatini. A total of about 2.6 million people worldwide speak Swazi as their mother tongue.
Distribution Swazi

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
South AfricaSouthern Africayes2.5 %1,485,000
EswatiniSouthern Africayes89.9 %1,072,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Swazi as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.