This item deals with how the Swahili language as it is used in NationStates. For more information about the Swahili language : Wikipedia:Swahili language
Swahili is an agglutinative Bantu language widely spoken in RL East Africa. Swahili is the mother tongue of the Swahili people (much dispute exists over the identity of the Swahili people since they do not constitute an ethnically homogenous group; for the sake of this article consider them the people whose first language is Swahili) who inhabit a 1500 km stretch of the East African coast from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique. There are approximately five million first-language speakers and fifty million second-language speakers. Swahili has become a lingua franca for East Africa and surrounding areas.