In this series of articles we overview languages present in any given country. This time we are looking at the languages spoken in Comoros

The biggest languages present in Comoros include:

  • French – 209 thousand speakers;
  • Shikomoro – 844 thousand speakers;
  • Malagasy – 35 thousand speakers;
  • Swahili – 9 thousand speakers;

The following languages are legally recognized as the “official languages” of the country:

  • Comorian
  • French
  • Arabic

Below you will find summaries for the languages supported by our translation services.


French is a Romance language, closely related to Romanian, Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages of the same branch of the language family. It is one of the official languages of Comoros, alongside 3 other.

French language summary
Number of speakers worldwide274 million
Language familyIndo-European
WritingFrench alphabet
Major French-speaking populations in:49 countries

Demographics and geographic distribution

French is spoken by around 274 million people around the world. With regard to the number of speakers, the most notable 3 countries are France, Canada, and Switzerland.

Around 24% of the population of Comoros speak French.


French uses the Latin alphabet. It employs the extended version of the script, however, with 16 additional symbols. It is written from left to right.

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