Languages of the Comoros

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Languages of The Comoros
OfficialComorian, French and Arabic

The official languages of the Comoros are Comorian, French and Arabic. Comorian (or Shikomoro) is a Bantu language closely related to Swahili. It is by far the most spoken language in the country, at 96.9%.[1] However, Comorian is confined almost exclusively for oral use. Before and during the colonial period, no official recognition was granted at all to Comorian. Prior to French colonization, Arabic and Swahili were the languages used by the political powers (the sultans) and by education. Arabic was the language of religion and of commerce; as a result of French colonization, administration and education are now in French.[2] The Comoros is a full member of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie and of the Arab League.

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  1. ^ "Union des Comores". Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  2. ^ webyo. "Présidence de l'Union des Comores [Site officiel]". Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. Retrieved 2012-05-25.

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