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Native to Rwanda, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ethnicity Hutu, Tutsi
Native speakers
9.8 million (2007)[1]
Official status
Official language in
Language codes
ISO 639-1 rw
ISO 639-2 kin
ISO 639-3 kin
Glottolog kiny1244[2]
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Kinyarwanda is the official language of Rwanda. Many natives in the country speak it.[source?]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nationalencyklopedin "Världens 100 största språk 2007" The World's 100 Largest Languages in 2007
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kinyarwanda". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. Jouni Filip Maho, 2009. New Updated Guthrie List Online