Campi ya Kanzi means “Camp of the Hidden Treasure” in Swahili.
The Swahili language has been another powerful force in uniting Tanzanians.
Neither Arabic or Swahili writings make note of Gedi, despite it being located 65 miles from the port city of Mombasa.
Even their Swahili was soft and lyrical, so different from the harsh dialect of the Ugandan soldiers.
Interestingly, as Azad means “freedom” in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Turkish, and other languages, "Uhuru" means "freedom" in Swahili.
My gun-bearer (a Swahili) now began to show an anxiety to turn back.
"You have asked a true question," Kingozi shifted to Swahili.
"You have done well, very well," Kingozi shifted to Swahili.
On our homeward ride in the early morning we passed a Swahili village.
The district of Save on the north is a halting-place for Arab and Swahili caravans going north.
name of a Bantu people inhabiting the coast of South Africa, 1814, from Arabic sawahil, plural of sahil "coast" + gentilic suffix -i.