Unformatted text preview: Somalia to northern Mozambique , including the Comoros Islands .  Although only 5-10 million people speak it as their native language,  Swahili is also a lingua franca of much of East Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo , is a national or official language of four nations, and is the only language of African origin among the official working languages of the African Union . (Wikipedia.com)...
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- Fall '08
- Anthropology, African Union, Swahili language, Indian Ocean, Wilhelm von Humboldt