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
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'.