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Syllable Frequency: Swahili (Kiswahili)

On this page you can see two tables with the frequencies of the syllables of the Swahili language. These lists were created with the syllable counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of these frequency lists was a Swahili text with 2,068,457 characters (321,456 words), which consisted of a good mix of different literary genres.

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Two-Party Syllables (Digrams)

In the following two tables, you can see the two-party syllables (digrams) in Swahili. From the original text, 683,270 two-party syllables were extracted, in the table only two-party syllables with a probability of at least 0.75 % are shown. The first list is sorted alphabetically according to the syllables, the second list according to the frequencies of the syllables. Accordingly, the digrams WA, KU and KA are the most frequent occurring letter combinations in the Swahili language.

LetterFrequency
AK1.59 %
AL1.47 %
AM1.46 %
AN1.85 %
AR0.87 %
AT1.27 %
BA1.06 %
CH0.77 %
EN0.82 %
HA1.31 %
HI0.98 %
IA0.78 %
IK1.62 %
IL0.85 %
IM0.77 %
IN1.42 %
KA2.65 %
KI1.21 %
KU2.91 %
KW0.94 %
LA0.80 %
LI2.23 %
MA1.87 %
MB0.83 %
MI0.79 %
NA2.48 %
NG1.13 %
NI1.45 %
RA0.85 %
SI0.94 %
TA0.92 %
TI1.10 %
UW1.00 %
WA4.01 %
WE0.84 %
YA1.73 %
YE0.76 %
LetterFrequency
WA4.01 %
KU2.91 %
KA2.65 %
NA2.48 %
LI2.23 %
MA1.87 %
AN1.85 %
YA1.73 %
IK1.62 %
AK1.59 %
AL1.47 %
AM1.46 %
NI1.45 %
IN1.42 %
HA1.31 %
AT1.27 %
KI1.21 %
NG1.13 %
TI1.10 %
BA1.06 %
UW1.00 %
HI0.98 %
KW0.94 %
SI0.94 %
TA0.92 %
AR0.87 %
IL0.85 %
RA0.85 %
WE0.84 %
MB0.83 %
EN0.82 %
LA0.80 %
MI0.79 %
IA0.78 %
IM0.77 %
CH0.77 %
YE0.76 %
 

Three-Party Syllables (Trigrams)

In the last two tables, you can see the three-party syllables (trigrams) of the Swahili language. From the original text, 249,895 three-party syllables were extracted. In the table, only trigrams with a probability of at least 0.30 % are published. The first list is sorted by the syllables, the second list is ordered by the frequencies of the syllables. Accordingly, the trigrams ALI, KUW and UWA are the most frequent in the Swahili language.

LetterFrequency
AKA0.70 %
AKE0.59 %
AKI0.39 %
ALI1.57 %
AMA0.60 %
AMB0.60 %
ANA0.67 %
ANG0.41 %
ANI0.44 %
ARA0.44 %
ARI0.36 %
ATA0.34 %
ATI0.92 %
EYE0.32 %
EZA0.37 %
IKA0.77 %
IKI0.30 %
IKU0.88 %
ILI0.79 %
ING0.55 %
INI0.54 %
ISH0.39 %
ITA0.30 %
KAM0.50 %
KAT0.83 %
KUT0.35 %
KUW1.27 %
KWA1.05 %
LIK0.86 %
MBA0.74 %
NGU0.30 %
SHA0.44 %
TIK0.58 %
ULI0.30 %
UWA1.20 %
WAK0.49 %
WAL0.39 %
WAM0.33 %
WAN0.38 %
YAK0.42 %
YEY0.32 %
LetterFrequency
ALI1.57 %
KUW1.27 %
UWA1.20 %
KWA1.05 %
ATI0.92 %
IKU0.88 %
LIK0.86 %
KAT0.83 %
ILI0.79 %
IKA0.77 %
MBA0.74 %
AKA0.70 %
ANA0.67 %
AMA0.60 %
AMB0.60 %
AKE0.59 %
TIK0.58 %
ING0.55 %
INI0.54 %
KAM0.50 %
WAK0.49 %
SHA0.44 %
ARA0.44 %
ANI0.44 %
YAK0.42 %
ANG0.41 %
ISH0.39 %
AKI0.39 %
WAL0.39 %
WAN0.38 %
EZA0.37 %
ARI0.36 %
KUT0.35 %
ATA0.34 %
WAM0.33 %
EYE0.32 %
YEY0.32 %
ITA0.30 %
NGU0.30 %
ULI0.30 %
IKI0.30 %
 

A list of Swahili letter frequencies can be found here.

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