|Title||The Story of Swahili|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Author||Mugane, John M.|
|Number of Pages||324|
|Publisher||Ohio University Press|
|ISBN or ASIN Number||978-0-89680-292-6|
|Keywords||Africa, Education, history, Swahili|
Swahili, or more properly Kiswahili, was once an obscure littoral dialect of an East African Bantu language. Today more than one hundred million people use Swahili, making it one of the few truly international languages: Swahili is to eastern and central Africa what English is to the world. How this came about and why, of all African languages, it happened only to Swahili is the story that John M. Mugane sets out to explore.