A report on Swahili language and Dar es Salaam

Swahili in Arabic script—memorial plate at the Askari Monument, Dar es Salaam (1927)
Image of the Port of Dar es Salaam from the book Von Unseren Kolonien by Ottomar Beta in the year 1908
Although originally written with the Arabic script, Swahili is now written in a Latin alphabet introduced by Christian missionaries and colonial administrators. The text shown here is the Catholic version of the Lord's Prayer.
Dar es Salaam in the 1930s, with the Old Boma and St. Joseph's Cathedral prominently in view
Swahili in Arabic script on the clothes of a girl in German East Africa (ca. early 1900s)
PPF tower under construction.
Loxodonta africana elephants frolic in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, 2012.
Coco public beach during the daytime, on the western shores of the Indian Ocean
Msasani bay view from Masaki
The Askari Monument along Samora Avenue marks the exact centre of Dar es Salaam, in the Ilala district.
Kigamboni Bridge at night
The Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Kivukoni
Urban area
The Bank of Tanzania
The Tanzania Ports Authority headquarters
The new Magufuli Bus Terminal at Mbezi Luis.
The Dar Rapid Transit (DART) is a bus-based mass-transit system connecting the suburbs of Dar es Salaam to the central business district.
The Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam
The main gate of Nyumba ya Sanaa, with decorations by Tanzanian sculptor George Lilanga
A traditional African dance in Dar es Salaam
National Museum of Tanzania
Beach on the peninsula of Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam
Saint Joseph's Metropolitan Cathedral
Aerial view of the Tanzania National Main Stadium, with the Kurasini estuary in the background
The head office of Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd at Extelecom Building in Samora Avenue, east of Kisutu
The ship-like building of Airtel Tanzania headquarters in Dar es Salaam
Nkrumah Hall at the University of Dar es Salaam

In the 19th century, Mzizima (Swahili for "healthy town") was a coastal fishing village on the periphery of Indian Ocean trade routes.

- Dar es Salaam

Kimrima is spoken around Pangani, Vanga, Dar es Salaam, Rufiji and Mafia Island.

- Swahili language
Swahili in Arabic script—memorial plate at the Askari Monument, Dar es Salaam (1927)

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Country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

Country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

A 1.8-million-year-old stone chopping tool discovered at Olduvai Gorge and on display at the British Museum.
A 1572 depiction of the portuguese city of Kilwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Battle during the Maji Maji Rebellion against German colonial rule in 1905.
The Arusha Declaration Monument
Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
Tanzania map of Köppen climate classification
The Masai giraffe is Tanzania's national animal
The semi-autonomous Zanzibar Archipelago
Regions of Tanzania
Tanzanian ambassador to Russia Jaka Mwambi presenting his credentials to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Tanzanian Embassy in West End, Washington, D.C., USA
FIB Tanzanian special forces during training
A proportional representation of Tanzania exports, 2019
Historical development of real GDP per capita in Tanzania, since 1950
Tea fields in Tukuyu
Nyerere Bridge in Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam
The snowcapped Uhuru Peak
One of the main trunk roads
Zanzibar harbour
Domestic expenditure on research in Southern Africa as a percentage of GDP, 2012 or closest year. Source: UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 (2015), Figure 20.3
A Tanzanian woman cooks Pilau rice dish wearing traditional Kanga.
Farmers using a rice harvester to harvest rice in Igunga District, Tanzania
Example of a World Food Programme parcel
Researchers (HC) in Southern Africa per million inhabitants, 2013 or closest year
Scientific publications per million inhabitants in SADC countries in 2014. Source: UNESCO Science Report (2015), data from Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, Science Citation Index Expanded
The Hadza live as hunter-gatherers.
A carved door with Arabic calligraphy in Zanzibar
Nkrumah Hall at the University of Dar es Salaam
Development of life expectancy
Tanzanian woman harvest tea leaves
Judith Wambura (Lady Jaydee) is a popular Bongo Flava recording singer.
A Tingatinga painting
National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
St Joseph's Catholic cathedral, Zanzibar
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha
East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha
Tanzanian Ngoma group

Dar es Salaam, the former capital, retains most government offices and is the country's largest city, principal port, and leading commercial centre.

The country does not have a de jure official language, although the national language is Swahili.