Swazi language

Spoken in

  • Niger - Congo languages Benue - Congo languages Bantoid languages Bantu languages Nguni languages Swati




Swati (actually siSwati, also: Swati, Swazi ) is a common in the Republic of South Africa and Swaziland Bantu language.

It belongs to the subgroup of the Nguni languages ​​, which also includes isiZulu, isiXhosa and isiNdebele. These languages ​​are so closely related that a mutual understanding between the speaker groups is largely without problems. " The differentiation of the Nguni languages ​​into various independent languages ​​has less linguistic rather than political causes. " (M. Reh: Nguni languages ​​. In: H. Bliss ( ed.): Metzler Lexikon Sprache Bamberg 1993, p 418. )