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Swahili is one of the most spoken languages in Africa alongside Hausa. It’s also known as Kiswahili and has over 50 million speakers whereas Hausa only has 25 million. It is the official language of Kenya. Outside of Africa, Swahili is spoken in the United States too. Swahili has both Arab and colonial language influences making it an interesting language to both learn and study. It belongs to the Niger-Congo family of African languages and is just one of over 2,000 languages unique to the continent of Africa.