Peace Corps - Kiswahili Language Manual - Tanzania

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US Peace Corps Kiswahili  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
This guide is designed for the Swahili language training of Peace Corps volunteers and focuses on daily communication needs in that context. It consists of a series of 76 lessons, each containing vocabulary and phrase lists, dialogue, grammar notes, and exercises. Lesson topics include: greetings and introductions; numbers; commands; questions; expressing time; family; shopping; daily activities; getting and giving directions; the human body; health; housing; banking; weather; agriculture; colors; festivals; transportation; and travel. A Swahili-to-English glossary and list of useful phrases are appended.

Kenya: 1964-2014, Currently Suspended
Mozambique: 1998-present
Tanzania: 1961-1969; 1979-present

Kenya: Education, Health, Community Economic Development
Mozambique: Education, Health
Tanzania: Education, Environment, Agriculture, Health

The Swahili language is a Bantu language spoken by various ethnic groups that inhabit several large stretches of the Mozambique Channel coastline from northern Kenya to northern Mozambique. Closely related languages, sometimes considered dialects, are spoken in the Comoros Islands and Somalia. Although only five million or so people speak Swahili as their mother tongue, it is used as a lingua franca in much of East Africa, and the total number of speakers exceeds 140 million. Swahili serves as a national, or official language, of four nations: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Some Swahili vocabulary is derived from Arabic through more than twelve centuries of contact with Arabic-speaking inhabitants of the coast of southeastern Africa. It has also incorporated Persian, German, Portuguese, English, and French words into its vocabulary through contact with empire builders, traders, and slavers during the past five centuries.

Kiswahili is spoken in: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kiswahili is also called: Swahili

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