Swati (also known as Swazi) (Swazi: SiSwati) is part of the Nguni group of Bantu languages. It is spoken by about 1.5 million people in Eswatini and South Africa. It is the official language of Eswatini and one of the eleven official languages in South Africa. It is taught in the schools of Eswatini, and in some South African schools. Swati is closely related to Phuthi, a language spoken in Lesotho, and to Zulu, Ndebele and Xhosa.
|Native to||Eswatini, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique|
|2.3 million (2006–2011)|
2.4 million L2 speakers in South Africa (2002)
|Latin (Swazi alphabet)|
Official language in
Swati has four main varietes: Shiselweni, Hhohho, Manzini and Shiselweni. They correspond with the four administrative regions of Eswatini.