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Uganda adopts Swahili as official language

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Uganda’s cabinet has approved the adoption of Swahili as an official language, according to a statement

The cabinet also recommended that teaching Swahili in primary and secondary schools be compulsory.

Swahili originated in East Africa and is one of the world’s 10 most widely spoken languages with about 200 million speakers.

The language and its dialects are spoken from parts of Somalia down to Mozambique and across the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In a tweeted statement, the Ugandan cabinet said the decision followed a directive by the East African Community bloc to adopt the language to ease communication among member countries.

 

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