Hakuna Matata.

You may recognize this phrase. You may even find yourself humming an earworm of the same title from Disney’s “The Lion King.”

“It means no worries” goes the song lyric. But what you may not know is that hakuna matata means ‘no worries’ in Swahili – one of the world’s fastest growing languages. In fact, Swahili is spoken by more than 100 million people, which means more people speak it than Korean or Italian.

So how good is your Swahili? If you answered, “not very,” then we encourage you to check out our range of Swahili children’s books, so you can get started. In fact, why not grab a few and gift them to those around you? (A is for Andazi is an excellent book to begin your journey.) They will surely thank you when the language goes viral, as was the case for Chinese over these last 20 years.

Karibu sana!