Mastering Mandarin will take from you 2200 hours or 88 weeks in a class according to FSI. Difficulty category for mastering it is evaluated 3 point.
Learning Swahili might seem like a overwhelming thing to do. FSI has concluded that it takes 36 hours or 900 weeks in a class to learn the language. The difficulty point is -.
You will most likely find people, who speaks Mandarin in China, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Viet Nam.
Number of native speakers is about 910,000,000.
Number of fluent speakers is about 990,000,000. The biggest country in which Mandarin is used as a native language is People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Native speakers of Swahili are mostly from African Great Lakes countries (Kenya, Tanzania, and the DRC) and are about 5,000,000 people.
Swahili are spoken fluently by 140,000,000 people.
The language is spoken in Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bajuni Islands, Mozambique (mostly Mwani), Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda,Comoros, Mayotte, Zambia, Malawi, and Madagascar.
Mandarin came from Sino Tibetan language family.
Bantu language a subgroup of the Benue-Congo branch of the Niger-Congo language family is the origin of Swahili language.