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Swahili is home to more than 100 million people today, small hope for Africa’s future

There are over a hundred languages spoken in Tanzania, but Swahili is spoken by 90% of the nation and is what unites the country’s 130 ethnic groups. Swahili, which is known colloquially as “Kiswahili”, is now used as the language of administration, and it is also widely used in schools and business. The growing popularity of the language outside Tanzania in the last two decades has largely been catapulted by music, which is breaking down cultural barriers across the region. In 2017, Tanzania became the first country in sub-Saharan Africa…

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