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Somali and Swahili Speaking countries

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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia
African Union, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East African Community, Kenya
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
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3
Rank: 12 (Overall)
4
Rank: 11 (Overall)
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1.3 National Language
Somalia
Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania
1.4 Second Language
Not spoken in any of the countries
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.5 Speaking Continents
Africa, Middle East
Africa
1.6 Minority Language
Yemen
Not spoken in any of the countries
1.7 Regulated By
National Languages Committee, Regional Somali Language Academy
Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (Kenya)
1.8 Interesting Facts
  • Somali language is one of the best documented Afro-Asiatic languages.
  • One of the most widely spoken of the Cushitic languages is the Somali Language.
  • Swahili language has borrowed many words from Arabic language.
  • The oldest written scripts in swahili language were found in 18th century.
    1.9 Similar To
    Afar and Oromo Language
    Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi Languages
    1.10 Derived From
    Arabic Language
    Arabic Language

    Somali vs Swahili Countries

    Comparing Somali vs Swahili countries gives you idea about number of countries that speak Somali and Swahili languages.

    So we find that, total number of countries where Somali is official language is 3 whereas total number of countries where Swahili is official language is 4

    Find if Somali and Swahili are Most Spoken Languages. Comparison of Somali and Swahili speaking countries will give you the presence of Somali and Swahili languages in different countries. Along with Somali vs Swahili countries, you can also compare Somali vs Swahili.

    Somali and Swahili as Minority Language

    In Somali and Swahili speaking countries you will get the countries which have Somali and Swahili as minority language. The language which is spoken by minority of population in the country is called as minority language.

    • Somali as minority language: Yemen.
    • Swahili as minority language: Not spoken in any of the countries.

    If you want to compare Somali and Swahili dialects, then you can go to Somali vs Swahili Dialects. Some of the official languages are also considered as minority languages.

    Somali and Swahili Regulators

    Somali and Swahili speaking countries provide you Somali and Swahili regulators which are the official organizations that regulate them. National Languages Committee, Regional Somali Language Academy regulates Somali language.Swahili is regulated by Chama cha Kiswahili cha Taifa (Kenya). Also get to learn, Somali and Swahili Language History.

    Somali and Swahili Continents

    Thinking about Somali and Swahili continents in which Somali and Swahili speaking countries are present. Check out more information on Somali and Swahili. Most of the Somali speaking countries lie in Africa, Middle East. While Swahili speaking countries lie in Africa. Continentwise, most of the languages belong to Asian Languages and African Languages. It's always fun to know about interesting facts of any language, so lets discuss about unknown facts of Somali and Swahili languages:

    Somali Interesting Facts:

    • Somali language is one of the best documented Afro-Asiatic languages.
    • One of the most widely spoken of the Cushitic languages is the Somali Language.

    Swahili Interesting Facts:

    • Swahili language has borrowed many words from Arabic language.
    • The oldest written scripts in swahili language were found in 18th century.
      • The Somali language was derived from Arabic Language and is similar to Afar and Oromo Language whereas Somali language is similar to Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi Languages and derived from Arabic Language.

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