Botswana to introduce Swahili language in schools

Botswana president Eric Mokgweetsi Masisi during a press briefing after meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss bilateral trade between the two countries at State House, Nairobi on July 23, 2019.

Photo credit: Kanyiri Wahito | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • If introduced, Swahili will be the first African language from outside the boundaries of the world's largest producer of diamonds by value.
  • English, French and Portuguese are the three languages currently used in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. 

Botswana aims to introduce Swahili language in the southern African country's local schools, a senior official said Tuesday.


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