Swahili, undoubtedly is the king of African languages. It’s stature and importance continues to grow by the day. Several countries in Africa have adopted Kiswahili as one of their languages and is being taught in schools. It will soon become the language to unite Africa.
Academic institutions from Japan in the east to Mexico in the west teach Swahili. It can be used to fulfill language requirements. The study of Swahili also provides interesting issues regarding language policies and language planning.
Whatever the area of research one is in, be it linguistics, anthropology, geography, archaeology, or even sociology, knowledge of Swahili and its many varieties is essential if one is working in the East African region.
There are many benefits of speaking the Swahili language. This includes the fact that it serves as a good vehicle to accessing Swahili culture. Kiswahili has a long written tradition and remarkable history.
Finally, speaking Kiswahili enhances the credibility of researchers interested in East Africa. Moreover, it endears them unto the host community.
Swahili has a long history and culture. It dates from the time of Arabian traders over many centuries. Under the influence of Arabs, Swahili became the lingua franca of the several closely related Bantu-speaking tribal groups.
Much of Swahili’s Bantu vocabulary has cognates in the Pokomo, Taita and Mijikenda languages. Additionally, it has relies on, to a lesser extent, other East African Bantu languages.
Learning Kiswahili therefore enhances your integration into the local culture. In addition, it will enhance your work experience. Lastly, it will endears you much unto the local community.
The success of your mission may well depend on your ability to learn and speak Swahili. This will enhance effective communication which is a recipe for success in any undertaking. We are here to ensure you succeed with us.