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Will Swahili be useful if I go to Zanzibar during holidays?

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Hello.

Also, can you get along by only speaking Swahili in Zanzibar? I heard they also speak English

This is so cool: http://www.spiritedpursuit.com/blog/highlights-from-zanzibar-tanzania

5 months ago

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I've been before. I grew up in Kenya, so I speak quite informal swahili. I didn't use it much, using my english more; I got around perfectly fine. It's high for tourism, so like most places speak English and French well.

5 months ago

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Thank you!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KellyLwaka

Swahili will definitely be useful, especially if you plan to go outside of stonetown where less tourists go! If you only speak Swahili, you'll have no problems.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RashmiPMohan

Of course Swahili will be useful anywhere in Tanzania mainland and zanzibar.. I live here and I can assure you that

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmilyaAboud1

it'll be really helpful if you know Swahili if going Zanzibar as there isn't many English speakers only in the tourist areas only

4 months ago
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