noun, plural Swa·hi·lis, (especially collectively) Swa·hi·li for 1.
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Origin of Swahili
OTHER WORDS FROM SwahiliSwa·hi·li·an, adjective
Words nearby Swahili
Example sentences from the Web for Swahili
No sooner did he open Swahili Village in the basement space that previously housed Honeysuckle and Vidalia — March 15, 2020 — than Onyona was relegated to serving the food of his native Kenya as takeout.Swahili Village brings a taste of African fine dining to D.C.|Tom Sietsema|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
“Malomo” means flowers in Swahili and it was the name of Aning’s mother’s small soap-making business which she built over the years — even as she was battling the cancer to which she would eventually succumb.Indianapolis-based Malomo raises $2.8 million to turn order tracking into a branded customer experience|Jonathan Shieber|October 2, 2020|TechCrunch
The Telegraph reports that he is fluent in Swahili and a keen zoologist.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission|Tom Sykes|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neither Arabic or Swahili writings make note of Gedi, despite it being located 65 miles from the port city of Mombasa.Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu—the Lost Town of Gedi|Nina Strochlic|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If one dared to speak Swahili in his company, a swift reprimand would often be forthcoming.
Campi ya Kanzi means “Camp of the Hidden Treasure” in Swahili.
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.Hunting in Many Lands|Various
The dismounted gun and the ammunition-boxes were on the heads of Swahili porters.Cupid in Africa|P. C. Wren
Thus, though it is absent as a plural prefix for nouns in the Swahili of Zanzibar, it reappears in the concord.
"Safari" is itself a Swahili word of Arabic origin, meaning an expedition and all that pertains to it.My African Journey|Winston Churchill
My Spanish is only a little bit better than my Swahili, so I missed what was going on, except for an occasional word.The Day of the Boomer Dukes|Frederik Pohl