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Swahili is an official language of the Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. It is also one of the official languages of the African Union. Swahili is spoken natively in several other countries: Burundi, DR Congo, Mozambique, Oman, and Rwanda. A variety of Swahili, Comorian, is spoken in the Comoros Islands. Swahili can be written in either Latin or Arabic characters. Its name proceeds from Arabic, meaning "language spoken by the people of the coast."

BBC in Swahili (British Broadcasting Association)

Swahili at Indiana University
          S wahili Folktales and Songs with Exercises
          Swahili Listening Exercises [login: afritalk; password: afritalk]
          Swahili Portal (University of Pennsylvania)
          Intermediate-Level Listening Exercises
          Swahili Vocabulary and Pronunciation Guide         
          Swahili Reading Exercises