Comorian, Maore

Language Data

  • Alternate names: Comores Swahili, Comorian, Comoro, Komoro, Maore, Shimaore; Also, in Madagascar: Comores Swahili, Comoro, Komoro, Maore
  • Scriptures published:
    • New Testament (1995)
    • Portions (1983)
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: No information available.
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Mayotte
  • Also used in: Madagascar, Reunion
  • Religion: Muslim
  • Livelihood: Vanilla, perfume production
  • Status: De facto language of national identity in Mayotte
  • Number of users: 136,500 (92,800 in Mayotte (Johnstone 1993); 3,000 in Madagascar (Johnstone and Mandryk 2001))
  • Vitality: Developing

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)