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Swahili
Indigenous Group Swahili (Also known as: Kiswahili, Kiswaheli, Suahili, Kisuahili, Arab-Swahili, Shirazi, Arab, Bajun)
Location Kenya, Coast Province, Districts of Mombasa and Lamu; Mogadishu,Shella, Gede, Shanga; Pate Island, Kizingitini Village Also Found in Somalia, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Estimated Population 131,000 (1998, People groups)
Environment Tropical / Coastal / Island / Valley
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Fishing / Tourism / Handicraft Sales / Agriculture / Trade
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Swahili
Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Benue-Congo, Bantoid, Southern, Narrow Bantu, Central, G, Swahili (G.40)
Alternate Names: Kiswaheli, Kiswahili, Suahili, Kisuahili, Arab-Swahili
Dialects: Amu, Mvita (Kimvita, Mombasa), Bajuni (Bajun, T'ik'uu, Tikulu, Tukulu, Gunya, Mbalazi, Chimbalazi), Pate, Pemba (Phemba, Hadimu, Tambatu), Mrima, Fundi, Siu (Siyu), Shamba (Kishamba), Matondoni
Website URLs Ethnologue: Swahili, A language of Kenya
Swahili People Profile
Story Of Africa: The Swahili
Wikipedia, Swahili People
Swahili Culture
Swahili language, The Kamusi Project
Swahili Language And Culture
Swahili People
Civilizations in Africa, The Swahili Kingdoms
Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya
World Heritage Site, Lamu Old Town
Swahili Culture
NGOs United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): Kenya
United Nations, Kenya
United Nations Development Programme, Kenya
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
World Bank, Kenya
Kenya Human Rights Commission

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