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Swahili

  1. About Swahili
  2. HTML and Swahili Language Code: sw

About Swahili

Swahili is a Bantu language spoken in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. It is often used as a way for neighboring East African peoples to communicate with each other without learning another local language.

Because the Swahili writing system is based on the English alphabet and has no accents, no special accent codes or fonts are needed.

Note: Swahili has an Islamic heritage, and some older documents may be written in the Arabic script.

Swahili Links

HTML and Swahili Language Code

Language Code: sw

No special codes or fonts are needed for placing Swahili on the Web, but language tags are suggested so that search engines and screen readers parse the language of a page. These are meta data tags which indicate the language of a page, not devices to trigger translation.

Visit the Language Tag page to view information on where to insert it.

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Last Modified: Tuesday, 04-Jun-2013 12:40:05 EDT