Alternative name(s): KiSwahili

Language family: Niger-Kordofic

Language group: Bantu

Geographical use: Burundi, on the Comores, in Kenya, South Sudan, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Congo

Information: Swahili is a mixed language, based on Bantu languages and strongly influenced by Arabic.
Typical for Swahili is that it combines various elements into one word. Thus the word 'hatukuviwanunulia' means 'We did not buy it for them'.