Saturday, September 18, 2021

Language & Phrasebook in Kenya

AfricaKenyaLanguage & Phrasebook in Kenya

English and Swahili are the two official languages. As Kenya is a diverse country with over 40 ethnic groups and 60 languages, most Kenyans are multilingual and speak their own ethnic language along with Swahili, which is the preferred language for inter-ethnic communication. Most people, especially in urban areas, are also proficient in English, but this varies depending on their level of education. Efforts to communicate in Swahili are generally appreciated by Kenyans and can be of great benefit in more rural areas where English is less common.