Welcome to Swahili Bible site! Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people. It is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and southeastern Africa, including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is estimated that around 15 Million users speak it. The New Testament was first translated into Swahili around 1850. United Bible Societies is working towards making this Bible available to all who need it.