Peace Corps - Siswati Language Lessons

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Audios

siSwati- Introduction

siSwati- Lesson 1

siSwati- Lesson 2

siSwati- Lesson 3

siSwati- Lesson 4

siSwati- Lesson 5

siSwati- Lesson 6

siSwati- Lesson 7

siSwati- Lesson 8


US Peace Corps Siswati  - Image COURSE OVERVIEW
The Siswati course is designed to teach you the basic survival level you would need. This covers the following subjects:

1. Welcome Notes
2. The siSwati Speech sounds
3. Greetings and personal Identification
4. How are you?
5. Identifying Family Members
6. Useful Expressions
7. Naming Different Types of Foods
8. Finding your way around
9. Time
10. Culture notes
11. Safety Tips
12. Useful Social Etiquette

PROGRAMS THAT USED THIS LANGUAGE
Swaziland: 1969-1996, 2003-present

PROGRAM SECTORS
Swaziland: Health, Youth Development

The Swazi or Swati language is a Bantu language of the Nguni group spoken in Swaziland and South Africa by the Swazi people. The number of speakers is estimated to be in the region of 3 million. The language is taught in Swaziland and some South African schools in Mpumalanga and KaNgwane areas. Swazi is an official language of Swaziland, (along with English), and is also one of the eleven official languages of South Africa.

Although the preferred term is "Swati" among native speakers, in English it is generally referred to as Swazi: this is taken from the Zulu name for the language, isiSwazi. Swazi is most closely related to the other "Tugela" Nguni language, Phuthi; but is also very close to the "Zunda" Nguni languages: Zulu, Southern Ndebele, Northern Ndebele, and Xhosa.

Siswati is spoken in: Swaziland, South Africa

Siswati is also called: Swazi, Swati

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