Useful Swahili phrases
A collection of useful phrases in Swahili, a Bantu
language spoken in much of east Africa by about 140 million people.
Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.
Key to abbreviations: sg = singular (said to one person), pl = plural
(said to more than one person), inf = informal
Corrections, recordings and some translations by Ylanne Sorrows and Rushomesa Remigius
If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if
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Learn Swahili: For Beginners and Travellers
by G. O. Oyoo
- includes details of the Swahili alphabet and pronunciation;
a guide to Swahili pronouns, sentence structure and sentence construction;
useful words and phrases in various scenarios, and an English-Swahili
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