Maore is a Bantu language spoken in Mayotte in the Comorian
islands by about 80,200 people. It is a dialect of the Comorian
(Swahili) language and is used as the lingua franca in Mayotte.
Maore, which is also known as Maore and Maore Comorian, is
used on television to some extent, and there are plans to teach
it in local schools, although French will remain the main language
Maore alphabet and pronunciation (Alifuɓe ya Shimaore)
This is the offical alphabet introduced by the Conseil de
la Culture, de l'Education et de l'Environnement de Mayotte
in February 2006. Before then Maore was written with an informal
Sample text in Maore
Wanadamu piya udzalwa huru tsena sawa ha ufahari na ha haki.
Na wawo wana ãkili na hisi, esa ilazimu wadzivhinge na
wanyao ha fikira ya unanya.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood. (Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)