Siswati or Swati is a Bantou language used in Swaziland and South Africa. It is also one of the eleven offical languages of South Africa. Swati is spoken by about 1.7 million people and in essence has two varieties: the standard, prestige variety spoken mainly in the north, center and southwest of the country, and a less prestigious variety used elsewhere.

Map of Swati language speakers.
Map of Swati language speakers.

Basic stats

First language : 1.7 million

Main Countries: Swaziland, South Africa

Alternate names: Swazi, Isiswazi, Siswati, Tekela, Tekeza

ISO 639-3 Code: ssw

Language Sample

Bonkhe bantfu batalwa bakhululekile balingana ngalokufananako ngesitfunti nangemalungelo. Baphiwe ingcondvo nekucondza kanye nanembeza ngakoke bafanele batiphatse nekutsi baphatse nalabanye ngemoya webuzalwane.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Swati:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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