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Alphabet and Character Frequency: Swahili (Kiswahili)

On this page you will find tables containing the frequencies of letters in the Swahili language as well as information on the Swahili alphabet (the letters used in the Swahili language).

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Letter Frequencies of the language Swahili

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Swahili language. This list was created with the character counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list was a Swahili text with 2,068,457 characters (321,456 words), 1,677,642 characters were used for the counting. The text consists of a good mix of different literary genres. Of course, if another text was used as a basis, the result would be slightly different.

The first list is sorted alphabetically according to the letters, the second list by the frequencies of the letters. Accordingly, the letters A, I and K are the most frequent letters in the Swahili language.

LetterFrequency
A20.15 %
B1.84 %
C1.15 %
D1.85 %
E5.86 %
F0.87 %
G1.56 %
H2.92 %
I11.05 %
J1.20 %
K7.19 %
L3.49 %
M4.74 %
N6.44 %
O3.84 %
P1.11 %
R2.43 %
S3.29 %
T3.54 %
U6.41 %
V0.73 %
W4.22 %
Y2.75 %
Z1.23 %
LetterFrequency
A20.15 %
I11.05 %
K7.19 %
N6.44 %
U6.41 %
E5.86 %
M4.74 %
W4.22 %
O3.84 %
T3.54 %
L3.49 %
S3.29 %
H2.92 %
Y2.75 %
R2.43 %
D1.85 %
B1.84 %
G1.56 %
Z1.23 %
J1.20 %
C1.15 %
P1.11 %
F0.87 %
V0.73 %
 

Lists of Swahili syllable frequencies can be found here.

Usage Note

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The Swahili Alphabet

Here you can see all letters that occur in the Swahili alphabet. The headings of each column are showing all basic letters of the Latin alphabet in bold. In the first row of the table, there are the letters from the Latin alphabet, which are also used in Swahili. Underneath, all in Swahili occurring forms derived from the basic Latin letters are listed.

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP RSTUVW YZ

The Swahili alphabet contains of 24 basic letters of the Latin alphabet (all letters except Q and X). Diéresis or other diacritics are not found in the Swahili alphabet.