Origin of bwana
Examples from the Web for bwana
After an interval a shrill whistle sounded from the direction in which Bwana Kingozi had disappeared.
They dropped their loads and grinned cheerfully at their bwana, their bronze faces gleaming as though polished.
In the meantime, their masters were attending to the pitching of the bwana's camp.
To him Bwana Nyele raised a face so ghastly that even the half-savage porter was startled.
All this in absolute dependence on the ability of his bwana to deal with the situation.
Word Origin for bwana
respectful or reverential form of address in East Africa, 1878, from Swahili.