Language:  Swahili Find language 

Population of Groups Speaking

3,766,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

37

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 63,000 409,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Arab, Kenyan Kenya 52,000 409,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Omani Tanzania 191,000 2,820,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Bajuni Kenya 183,000 216,000 Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 4
 Bajuni Somalia 10,000 216,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bajuni Tanzania 23,000 216,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Black African, general Canada 339,000 1,009,000 Christianity 74.00 % 25.00 % -
Black African, general Germany 247,000 1,009,000 Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
Black African, general Italy 126,000 1,009,000 Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
Jew, Swahili Speaking Tanzania 400 400 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shirazi Tanzania 625,000 625,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Swahili Denmark 1,000 1,759,000 Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Swahili New Zealand 1,500 1,759,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Swahili Saudi Arabia 404,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Swahili Burundi 12,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Congo, Democratic Republic of 52,000 1,759,000 Islam 4.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Swahili Comoros 1,100 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Greece 5,800 1,759,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Swahili Sudan 24,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili United States 60,000 1,759,000 Islam 25.00 % 12.00 % -
 Swahili Libya 2,300 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Madagascar 5,400 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Mayotte 8,500 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Malawi 3,600 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Mozambique 22,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Reunion 25,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Swahili Rwanda 18,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili South Africa 2,400 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Tanzania 737,000 1,759,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 15
 Swahili Uganda 4,900 1,759,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Swahili Zambia 44,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani Somalia 279,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Swahili, Coastal Kenya 45,000 1,759,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Swahili, Pemba Tanzania 2,800 2,800 Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Swahili, Tumbatu Tanzania 82,000 82,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Swahili, Zanzibari Oman 49,000 62,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Zanzibari Tanzania 13,000 62,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  37         33       77
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Dahalo Kenya 3,100 3,100 Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.60 % -
Dhaiso Tanzania 9,400 9,400 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mushunguli Somalia 42,000 42,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Safwa Tanzania 426,000 426,000 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 9
 Segeju Kenya 600 20,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Segeju Tanzania 19,000 20,000 Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
 Zaramo Tanzania 1,213,000 1,213,000 Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 24
  Totals:  7         6       37

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
Changamwe
Chitundi
Faza
Fundi
Jomvu
Katwa
Kenya
Kilifi
Kilindini
Mambrui
Matondoni
Mgao
Mrima
Mtwapa
Mvita
Mwini
Ngare
Pate
Pemba
Shaka
Shamba
Siu
Tangana
Tanzania
Unguja
Vumba

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
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Resource 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 Love Story
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 Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets