Language:  Swahili Find language 

Population of Groups Speaking

3,571,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

36

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Arab Tanzania 64,000 404,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Arab, Kenyan Kenya 50,000 404,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Bajuni Kenya 177,000 210,000 Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 4
 Bajuni Somalia 10,000 210,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bajuni Tanzania 23,000 210,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Black African, general Canada 335,000 999,000 Christianity 74.00 % 25.00 % -
Black African, general Germany 244,000 999,000 Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
Black African, general Italy 124,000 999,000 Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
Jew, Swahili Speaking Tanzania 400 400 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Shirazi Tanzania 638,000 638,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Swahili Denmark 1,000 1,756,000 Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Swahili Mayotte 8,300 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Burundi 12,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Congo, Democratic Republic of 50,000 1,756,000 Islam 4.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Swahili Comoros 1,100 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Greece 6,200 1,756,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Swahili Libya 2,200 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili New Zealand 1,500 1,756,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Swahili Saudi Arabia 396,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Swahili Sudan 23,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Madagascar 5,300 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Malawi 3,700 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Mozambique 22,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Reunion 25,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Swahili Rwanda 18,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili South Africa 2,400 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili United States 59,000 1,756,000 Islam 25.00 % 12.00 % -
 Swahili Tanzania 752,000 1,756,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 15
 Swahili Uganda 4,900 1,756,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Swahili Zambia 44,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani Somalia 274,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Swahili, Coastal Kenya 44,000 1,756,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Swahili, Pemba Tanzania 2,900 2,900 Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Swahili, Tumbatu Tanzania 84,000 84,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Swahili, Zanzibari Oman 48,000 61,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Zanzibari Tanzania 13,000 61,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  36         32       73
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Dahalo Kenya 3,000 3,000 Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.60 % -
Dhaiso Tanzania 9,600 9,600 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mushunguli Somalia 41,000 41,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Safwa Tanzania 435,000 435,000 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 9
 Segeju Kenya 500 20,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Segeju Tanzania 19,000 20,000 Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
 Zaramo Tanzania 1,238,000 1,238,000 Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 25
  Totals:  7         6       38

Item Code
Status
Ethnologue Code swh
Bible Translation Complete Bible
Written Yes
Linguist List  
Language Archives  

Language Alternate Names
Af-Bajuun
Af-Chimwiini
al-Jaziira
Arab-Swahili
Bajun
Bajuni (Af-Bajuun)
Bajuni (Bajun)
Barawa
Barwaani
Bravanese
Chimbalazi
Chimwiini
Gunya
Hadimu
Kibajuni
Kimgao
Kimvita
Kishamba
Kisuaheli
Kisuahili
Kiswaheli
Kiswahili
Kiunguja
Malindi
Mbalazi
Miini
Mombasa
Mtang'ata
Mvita (Kimvita)
Mwiini
Mwini (Af-Chimwiini)
Ozi
Pemba (Hadimu)
Phemba
Shamba (Kishamba)
Siyu
Suahili
Swahili, Kenya
Swahili, Tanzania
Tambatu
Tikulu
Tikuu
T'ik'uu
Tukulu
Unguja (Kiunguja)
Zanzibar

Dialects
Amu
Bajuni
Baravenes
Fundi
Kenya
Matondoni
Mgao
Mrima
Mvita
Mwini
Pate
Pemba
Shamba
Siu
Tanzania
Unguja

Dialect Alternate Names
Af-bajuun
Af-chimwiini
Bajun
Baravanese
Barwaani
Bravanese
Chimbalazi
Chimwiini
Gunya
Hadimu
Kenya Swahili
Kibajuni
Kimvita
Kishamba
Kiswahili
Kiunguja
Mbalazi
Mombasa
Mwiini
Phemba
Siyu
Swahili
Swahili Pemba
Swahili Tanzania Mgao
Swahili Tanzania Mrima
Swahili, Baravenes
Swahili: Bajuni
Swahili: Kenya
Swahili: Mvita
Swahili: Shamba
Swahili: Tanzania
Swahili: Unguja
Tambatu
Tikulu
T'ik'uu
Tukulu
Unguja
Zanzibar
 
Translation Year / Status
Bible Portions 1868-1968
New Testament 1879-1989
Complete Bible 1891-2009
 
Online / Mobile App Bibles
Bible.is (Faith Comes By Hearing)
Bible.com (YouVersion)
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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Resource New Link
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Father's Love Letter
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Interconfessional (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Swahili
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General God's Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible Gateway Scripture
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Swahili Union Version
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Swahili, Common Language Bible
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Swahili, Common Language Bible with DCs
Text / Printed Matter Cartoon Gospel tract
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter EasyBibles
Text / Printed Matter International Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets


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