Languages of Burundi

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Languages of Burundi
Official languages Kirundi, French
Sign languages American Sign Language (Francophone African Sign Language)
A view of Bujumbura with signs in French and English

The official languages of Burundi are Kirundi and French. Swahili is also spoken. Education for deaf individuals uses American Sign Language, introduced by the deaf American missionary Andrew Foster. No other languages are spoken natively in any significant numbers.

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Schools in Burundi


Schools teach French in Burundi as well as other languages.