Native Phonetic Inventory: kiswahili

These are the sounds found in most native kiswahili dialects: There are also sounds not on the chart, shown below.

other sounds: labio-velar central approximant [w]; 3 aspirated voiceless stops (labial, alveolar, velar); 3 ejective voiced stops (labial, alveolar, velar); 3 prenasalized voiced stops ((labial, alveolar, velar); aspirated voiceless postalveolar affricate; in loan words: dental affricates; velar fricatives.

Adapted from: Kaye, Alan S. (Ed.) and Daniels, Peter T. (Tech. Ad.). (1997).