What languages are spoken in Kenya?

Out of Kenya's 69 languages, Swahili and English are the most widely spoken.

English, Swahili, and Sheng

Kenya is a multilingual country. Although the official languages are Swahili and English, there are actually a total of 62 languages spoken in the country (according to Ethnologue). These mainly consist of tribal African languages as well as a minority of Middle-Eastern and Asian languages spoken by descendants of foreign settlers (i.e. Arabic, Hindi, etc). The African languages come from three different language families - Bantu languages (spoken in the center and southeast), Nilotic languages (in the west), and Cushitic languages (in the northeast).

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The official language of Kenya is English, Swahili. As with most other countries in the world, there are also other languages spoken there on a regular basis. These include Kikuyu, Luo, Luyia, Kalenjin, and Kamba.

Kenya is a multilingual country. Although the official languages are Swahili and English, there are actually a total of 62 languages spoken in the country (according to Ethnologue). These mainly consist of tribal African languages as well as a minority of Middle-Eastern and Asian languages spoken by descendants of foreign settlers (i.e. Arabic, Hindi, etc).

The African languages come from three different language families - Bantu languages (spoken in the center and southeast), Nilotic languages (in the west), and Cushitic languages (in the northeast).

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In Kenya, the two official languages are English and Swahili (Kiswahili) but the 42 tribes in the country all have their own dialect and therefore it is very common that Kenyan speak fluently 2 to 3 languages (mother tongue/tribe dialect + Kiswahili + English)
English Swahili is the official language of Kenya. This is the most spoken language in the country. Other languages spoken on a regular basis are Kikuyu, Luo, Kalenjin, and Kamba.

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The official languages are Swahili and English. See this site for more information: http:/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenya

English and Ki Swahili are the two official languages.

Kikuyu, Maasai, Kamba, and Luo are also widely spoken (http:/www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/countries/Kenya.html). Visit Ethnologue (http:/www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=ke) for a description of all 61 languages documented in Kenya. Most are tribal languages.

It depends where you go, in the cities people speak English, Kiswahili and Kikuyu. On the coast you get different dialects and of course there are the tribal languages.

they speak kahali, and they can also speak zambian. candy is not good for you so do not eat it. i made this little thingy up. im 13 yay! my name is callie!

Swahili is the national language but there are so many other local languages spoken my Kenyans.

Swahilli is spoken in Kenya.

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People in Kenya speak Kiswahili, Swahili, and English. Kenya does have other languages, those are just the most popular.

The two official Kenya languages are English and Swahili (called Kiswahili in the language itself).

Both are taught at schools throughout the country.

Literacy is high in Kenya: 85 percent of people over 15 can read and write. However, as language is the most important denominator of ethnic groups in Kenya (there are between 40 and 70, depending on how you count), there are much more indigenous languages than just

english and swahili

English and Swahili are the main languages but there are around 60 others spoken in Kenya.

The official languages are Swahili and English

The official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English.

English is the language of business. I'ts also the language used for education and teaching in Kenya schools. Swahili (or Kiswahili) is the national language of Kenya, spoken by almost all Kenyans. Besides every Kenya tribe speaks it's own ethnic language, making a total of about 40 ethnic languages.

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It's OFFICIAL languages are English and Swahili, but there are more languages spoken there.
Swahili and English
the main language is Swahili and the secondary language is English. They are also developing a version of slang called "Sheng".
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Out of Kenya's 69 languages, Swahili and English are the most widely spoken.
The 2 official languages of Kenya are Swahili and English.


The official language of Kenya is English, Swahili. As with most other countries in the world, there are also other languages spoken there on a regular basis. These include Kikuyu, Luo, Luyia, Kalenjin, and Kamba.
If you ask there is a main language that kenyans speak it is called Kiswahili or as other people usually call it is Swahili for short. It is all the same and ask any kenyan and that person will tell you that Swahili/Kiswahili is the official main language of Kenya. A FEW MAIN REMARKS IN SWAHILI HI- SASA HOW ARE YOU- OONA FANYA NINI I LOVE YOU- NAKUPENDA I HATE YOU- SIKUPENDA

The 2 official languages of Kenya are:

  1. English
  2. Swahili


Swahili is the national language, spoken by the majority of Kenyans.


Kenya is a multilingual country. Here is a list of the major languages spoken in Kenya:

  1. KiSwahili (Swahili)
  2. Kikuyu
  3. Kamba
  4. Ekegusii
  5. Kimîîru
  6. Oluluhyia
  7. Kipokomo
  8. Kigiryama
  9. Kiembu
  10. Dholuo
  11. Kalenjin
  12. Maasai
  13. Turkana

Minority languages include:

  1. Oromo
  2. Rendille
  3. Somali
  4. Semitic
  5. Arabic
  6. Hindustani
  7. English


Here is a list of all 44 languages spoken in Kenya:

  1. English
  2. Swahili
  3. Kenyan Sign Language
  4. Bajuni
  5. Digo
  6. Embu
  7. Gusii
  8. Idaxo-Isuxa-Tiriki
  9. Ilwana
  10. Kamba
  11. Khayo
  12. Kikuyu
  13. Kuria
  14. Logoli
  15. Marachi
  16. Meru
  17. Nyole
  18. Pokomo
  19. Samia
  20. Suba
  21. Taita
  22. West Nyala
  23. Aweer
  24. Burji
  25. Daasanach
  26. Dahalo
  27. El Molo
  28. Orma
  29. Oromo
  30. Rendille
  31. Somali
  32. Southern Oromo
  33. Waata
  34. Yaaku
  35. Kipsigis
  36. Luo
  37. Maasai
  38. Naandi
  39. Ogiek
  40. Omotik
  41. Pökoot
  42. Samburu
  43. Tugen
  44. Turkana