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Resources for regional differences in Swahili?

Hello everyone! I'm absolutely LOVING this course, thank you so much for all of the hard work you've put into making it so great!

I notice that most of the vocabulary and pronunciation is Tanzania- or Kenya-centric. I'm dabbling in Swahili because I do a lot of work on the eastern DRC, where Swahili is one of the main spoken languages. Does anyone know of any resources that would flush out or give examples of differences in pronunciation, colloquialisms, vocabulary, etc. between different Swahili-speaking areas?

I have done a lot of Arabic, and I know these resources are abundant for that language, but I have no conception whether the difference is as significant among Swahili accents/dialects, or what resources to use to learn them

Thanks!!

April 22, 2019

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