The Taita language, also known as Taita-Kiswahili, is a Bantu language spoken in Kenya and Tanzania. It is closely related to the languages of the East African coast, such as Swahili and Comorian. The Taita people are an ethnic group who have traditionally lived in the Taita Hills, in the southeastern part of Kenya. The Taita language is a member of the Sabaki subgroup of the Bantu languages, which also includes Swahili and Comorian.
The Taita language is spoken by about 1.4 million people, mainly in Kenya and Tanzania. In Kenya, it is spoken in the Taita-Taveta County, in the southeastern part of the country. In Tanzania, it is spoken in the Tanga Region, in the northeastern part of the country.
The Taita language is written in the Latin alphabet. There is also a Taita alphabet, which is used to write the language in a more traditional way.
The Taita language is one of the official languages of Kenya and Tanzania. It is also one of the working languages of the African Union.