Facebook now in Swahili

June 15, 2009

Facebook has launched a Swahili language version, targeting more than 110m Swahili-speakers mainly living in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, parts of the Horn of Africa, Malawi, Mozambique and the Indian Ocean islands. Analysts say a Hausa version could be launched next in West Africa and Zulu for southern Africa. Facebook already exists in Afrikaans.