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Tongues of the World: Swahili

Overview: Swahili, or Kiswahili as it is called within the language itself, is a widely-spoken tongue throughout Eastern Africa and is ubiquitous along the coast of the Indian Ocean. It frequently serves as a lingua franca in the areas where it is found, especially in the countries of Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, and the Democratic [...]

Tongues of the World: Portuguese

Overview: Sometimes overlooked, Portuguese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing European languages, along with English and Spanish. With its humble origins in the tiny western European nation of Portugal, Portuguese is now spoken in communities across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. [...]