Origin of Swahili
OTHER WORDS FROM SwahiliSwa·hi·li·an, adjective
Words nearby Swahili
How to use Swahili in a sentence
His first language is Swahili, but English became his literary language.Nobel Prize in literature awarded to Abdulrazak Gurnah|Ron Charles|October 7, 2021|Washington Post
When Agatha Lenjou was planning on starting her business of selling Swahili sweets last year, she knew that she wanted to run it on social commerce platforms.Social commerce is becoming an important business model in Africa|Carlos Mureithi|October 7, 2021|Quartz
Mama Kubwa is Swahili for “big woman,” a name that translated wherever I hiked—from trails around my suburban New Jersey home to the treacherous wet-chain descent to Mooney Falls in Havasu Canyon.How a Plus-Size Hiker Found Her Footing on the Trail|syadron|August 22, 2021|Outside Online
Our team later nicknamed this person “Mtoto,” meaning “child” in Kenya’s Swahili language.A Cave Site in Kenya’s Forests Reveals the Oldest Human Burial in Africa|Alison Crowther|May 28, 2021|Singularity Hub
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
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