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Swahili (individual language)swh

Subject areas for this language

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Language Features

Alternate names
Kiswahili, Arab-Swahili, Kisuahili, Kiswaheli, Suahili, Kisuaheli
Dialects
Amu, Bajuni, Changamwe, Chitundi, Faza, Jomvu, Katwa, Kilifi, Kilindini, Mambrui, Mtwapa, Mvita, Ngare, Pate, Pemba, Shaka, Siu, Tangana, Vumba, Mwini, Mgao, Mrima, Unguja, Shamba (Bajun, Gunya, Hadimu, Kimvita, Malindi, Mombasa, Ozi, Phemba, Siyu, Tambatu, Tikulu, Tikuu, Tukulu, Af-Bajuun, Af-Chimwiini, Barawa, Barwaani, Bravanese, Chimbalazi, Chimwiini, Kibajuni, Mbalazi, Miini, Mwiini, al-Jaziira, Kimgao, Kiunguja, Mtang’ata, Zanzibar, Kishamba)
Status
Living
Included in macrolanguage
Swahili (macrolanguage) [swa]
OpenType tag
[none]

Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for Swahili (individual language).

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This language is primarily used in

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Other countries where this language is used

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Entries for this language

Entries can contain text, graphics, media, files and software. Click on the entry title to see full details.

Title Subject Area
AfroRoman in Unicode Fonts & Keyboards
Ajami Transcription in West Africa Symbols & Characters
Keyboard for Windows installation Fonts & Keyboards
Keyman Desktop keyboard for Swahili Fonts & Keyboards

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Sources for this language

Sources are references to books, web pages, articles and other materials. Click on the source title to see full details.

Title Type
Alphabets of Africa book
Ethnologue entry for Swahili (individual language) - Ethnologue web page
Glottolog entry for Swahili (individual language) - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
ISO 639-3 page for Swahili (individual language) - ISO 639-3 web page
Language-Specific Style Guides from Microsoft web page
MultiTree entry for Swahili (individual language) - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Swahili (individual language) - Open Language Archives Community web page
Script features by language - rishida.net web page
SIL Archive for Swahili (individual language) - SIL Language and Culture Archives web page
Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Swahili (individual language) - Unicode - UDHR web page

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Needs related to this language

These are unmet needs for fonts, keyboards, other software and language information.

There are no needs currently listed for this language.

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