Language of the Day for 18 May 2020


Rundi [run]

A language of
Population Full
10,000,000 in Burundi (2006 World Factbook), increasing. 4,000,000 monolinguals. Ethnic population: 10,000,000. Total users in all countries: 10,765,950.
1 (National). Statutory national language (2005, Constitution, Article 5).
Language Use
Hima is an ethnic group speaking Rundi or Rwanda [kin]. Home, work, official. Used by all. Positive attitudes. Also use Swahili [swh].
Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: 55%. Taught in primary schools. Taught in secondary schools, as a subject. Literature. Newspapers. Periodicals. Radio. TV. Videos. Dictionary. Grammar. Texts. Bible: 1967.