Language:  Swahili

Population of Groups Speaking

3,817,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

39

Scripture Status

Audio Bible

Jesus Film

Gospel Recordings

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Country Country
Population
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Arab Tanzania 270,000 704,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.60 % 5
 Arab, Kenyan Kenya 15,000 704,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Bajuni Kenya 96,000 131,000 Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 2
 Bajuni Somalia 11,000 131,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bajuni Tanzania 24,000 131,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Black African, general Canada 345,000 1,127,000 Christianity 74.00 % 25.00 % -
 Black African, general Germany 249,000 1,127,000 Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
 Black African, general Italy 126,000 1,127,000 Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
Jew, Swahili-speaking Tanzania 500 500 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shirazi Tanzania 662,000 662,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Swahili United Arab Emirates 5,400 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Australia 12,000 1,809,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Swahili Denmark 1,000 1,809,000 Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Swahili Burundi 13,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Congo, Democratic Republic of 55,000 1,809,000 Islam 4.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Swahili Comoros 1,200 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Greece 5,700 1,809,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Swahili New Zealand 1,600 1,809,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Swahili Saudi Arabia 414,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Swahili Sudan 25,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili United Kingdom 15,000 1,809,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Swahili Libya 2,400 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Madagascar 5,700 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Mayotte 9,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Malawi 3,800 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Mozambique 23,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili United States 61,000 1,809,000 Islam 25.00 % 12.00 % -
 Swahili Reunion 25,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Swahili Rwanda 6,100 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili South Africa 2,500 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Tanzania 781,000 1,809,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 16
 Swahili Uganda 5,200 1,809,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Swahili Zambia 47,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani Somalia 272,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Swahili, Coastal Kenya 16,000 1,809,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Swahili, Pemba Tanzania 53,000 53,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Swahili, Tumbatu Tanzania 87,000 87,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Swahili, Zanzibari Oman 55,000 69,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Zanzibari Tanzania 14,000 69,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  39           35     79
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Photo People Group Country Population Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Dahalo Kenya 3,100 3,100 Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 6.60 % -
 Dhaiso Tanzania 10,000 10,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mushunguli Somalia 34,000 34,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Safwa Tanzania 452,000 452,000 Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 9
 Segeju Kenya 600 21,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Segeju Tanzania 20,000 21,000 Islam 0.03 % 0.02 % 1
 Zaramo Tanzania 1,286,000 1,286,000 Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 26
  Totals:  7           6     39

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 1890-2017


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