Languages of Burundi

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

The cultural language of Burundi is Kirundi. The official languages of Burundi are English, French and Kirundi, all with the same weight.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Uwimana, Diane (17 September 2014). "English is now official language of Burundi". Iwacu English News. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 

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Schools in Burundi