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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Tanzania: Swahili, Language, Politics; Nationhood, East Africa.

BBC World Service - Tanzania: Can Language Unite a Nation?

"The programme comes from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. It’s a country that many believe can teach a lesson to others seeking unity and stability, because right from the start the first post-independence leader Julius Nyerere insisted that everyone should learn Swahili. Well over a 100 other languages are still spoken in Tanzania but many people believe that Nyerere – partly because of his language policy - was a successful nation builder. Join Owen Bennett Jones and his guests as they discuss language and politics in Tanzania".

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