SIKU YA KISWAHILI

9th July 2022

7th July was world Kiswahili day! Most students came to school dressed in Swahili/African attire and enjoyed parading to showcase them. Afterward, we had performances from different classes before moving on to class activities with Kiswahili themes.

Well done to all students for being absolutely stunning in your outfits and brave in your performances and activities.

A massive thank you to teachers and all staff for your involvement in one way or another, especially the taarab dance!

10 Fascinating Facts About the Swahili Language

  • It's a rich mix of languages.
  • It has roots in Arabic.
  • It has millions of speakers.
  • It developed as a coastal trading language.
  • It is spoken in many countries.
  • It's international in reach.
  • It's easy to learn and read
  • Its been around for centuries.
  • There are lots of dialects. (For instance, there’s a hybrid dialect of Swahili and English too spoken in Nairobi. The native speakers of Kiswahili find it hard to understand the slang)

(Enjoy the jamboard about flags for some Swahili-speaking countries in Africa)

Asante sana!

Ms. Simon

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