Language:  Swahili

Population of Groups Speaking

8,932,000

People Group's Primary Language

34

Bible Status

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Photo People Group Country Population Progress
Scale
Language
Rank
Primary
Religion
%
Evangelical
%
Christian
Indigenous
 Arab Tanzania 374,000 Primary Islam 0.6 % 5.0 %
 Arab, Kenyan Kenya 46,000 Primary Islam 0.2 % 1.0 %
Black African, general Canada 314,000 Primary Christianity 25.0 % 74.0 %
Black African, general Germany 243,000 Primary Christianity 6.0 % 60.0 %
Black African, general Italy 43,000 Primary Christianity 7.0 % 70.0 %
Dhaiso Tanzania 7,500 Secondary Christianity 11.0 % 88.0 %
Jew, Swahili Speaking Tanzania 400 Primary E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mushunguli Somalia 30,000 Secondary Islam 0.2 % 1.0 %
Safwa Tanzania 337,000 Secondary E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 29.0 %
 Segeju Kenya 4,900 Secondary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Segeju Tanzania 15,000 Secondary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Shirazi Tanzania 753,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili United Arab Emirates 14,000 Primary Islam 0.1 % 0.2 %
 Swahili Burundi 11,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Comoros 1,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Denmark 1,000 Primary Islam 1.0 % 1.0 %
 Swahili Greece 6,100 Primary Islam 0.3 % 5.0 %
 Swahili Libya 2,200 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Madagascar 4,800 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Mayotte 7,500 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Malawi 3,300 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Mozambique 14,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Reunion 25,000 Primary Islam 0.1 % 0.4 %
 Swahili Rwanda 18,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Saudi Arabia 441,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Tanzania 5,952,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.1 %
 Swahili Uganda 4,200 Primary Islam 0.5 % 5.0 %
 Swahili United States 58,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili Zambia 27,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Bajuni Kenya 77,000 Primary Islam 1.0 % 5.0 %
 Swahili, Bajuni Tanzania 18,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Bantu Somalia 240,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Central Congo, Democratic Republic of 42,000 Primary Islam 0.7 % 4.0 %
 Swahili, Coastal Kenya 40,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Tumbato Tanzania 65,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari South Africa 2,200 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari Tanzania 11,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili, Zanzibari, Unguja Oman 73,000 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Swahili-Pemba Tanzania 2,200 Primary Islam 0.0 % 0.3 %
 Zaramo, Zalamo Tanzania 960,000 Secondary Islam 0.7 % 3.0 %
  Totals:  40   8,932,000 (P) 35 34 (P) : 6 (S)        
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Language Alternate Names
Arab-Swahili
Bajun
Bajuni (Af-Bajuun)
Bajuni (Bajun)
Barwaani
Bravanese
Chimbalazi
Chimwiini
Gunya
Kibajuni
Kisuaheli
Kisuahili
Kiswaheli
Kiswahili
Mbalazi
Mombasa
Mvita (Kimvita)
Mwiini
Mwini (Af-Chimwiini)
Pemba (Hadimu)
Phemba
Shamba (Kishamba)
Suahili
Swahili
Tambatu
Tikulu
T'ik'uu
Tukulu
Unguja (Kiunguja)
Zanzibar
Dialects
Amu
Bajuni
Fundi
Kenya
Matondoni
Mgao
Mrima
Mvita
Mwini
Pate
Pemba
Shamba
Siu
Tanzania
Unguja
Dialect Alternate Names
Af-bajuun
Af-chimwiini
Bajun
Barwaani
Bravanese
Chimbalazi
Chimwiini
Gunya
Hadimu
Kibajuni
Kimvita
Kishamba
Kiunguja
Mbalazi
Mombasa
Mwiini
Phemba
Siyu
Swahili
Tambatu
Tikulu
T'ik'uu
Tukulu
Zanzibar

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