Language:  Swahili

Population of Groups Speaking

3,932,000

People Groups Speaking as Primary Language

40

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 65,000 496,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Arab, Kenyan Kenya 53,000 496,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Arab, Omani Tanzania 197,000 3,172,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Bajuni Kenya 187,000 222,000 Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 4
 Bajuni Somalia 11,000 222,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bajuni Tanzania 24,000 222,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Black African, general Canada 342,000 1,014,000 Christianity 74.00 % 25.00 % -
Black African, general Germany 248,000 1,014,000 Christianity 60.00 % 6.00 % -
Black African, general Italy 126,000 1,014,000 Christianity 70.00 % 7.00 % -
Jew, Swahili-speaking Tanzania 500 500 Ethnic Religions 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Shirazi Tanzania 643,000 643,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Swahili United Arab Emirates 5,400 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Australia 12,000 1,833,000 Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Swahili Denmark 1,000 1,833,000 Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Swahili Burundi 13,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Congo, Democratic Republic of 54,000 1,833,000 Islam 4.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Swahili Comoros 1,100 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili New Zealand 1,500 1,833,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 1
 Swahili Saudi Arabia 408,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
 Swahili Sudan 24,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili United Kingdom 15,000 1,833,000 Islam 2.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Swahili Greece 5,800 1,833,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Swahili Libya 2,300 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Madagascar 5,600 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Mayotte 8,800 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Malawi 3,700 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili United States 60,000 1,833,000 Islam 25.00 % 12.00 % -
 Swahili Mozambique 23,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Reunion 25,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.40 % 0.10 % 1
 Swahili Rwanda 18,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili South Africa 2,500 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili Tanzania 759,000 1,833,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 15
 Swahili Uganda 5,100 1,833,000 Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Swahili Zambia 46,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Barawani Somalia 287,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Swahili, Coastal Kenya 46,000 1,833,000 Islam 0.50 % 0.40 % 1
 Swahili, Pemba Tanzania 51,000 51,000 Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 1
 Swahili, Tumbatu Tanzania 85,000 85,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Swahili, Zanzibari Tanzania 14,000 68,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili, Zanzibari Oman 54,000 68,000 Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
  Totals:  40           36     81
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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 9,700 9,700 Islam 1.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mushunguli Somalia 43,000 43,000 Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Safwa Tanzania 439,000 439,000 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 1,249,000 1,249,000 Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 25
  Totals:  7           6     38

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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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: Comic Book Version (SuperBible)
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

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