Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Swahili.

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  • n. Swahili, an agglutinative Bantu language widely spoken in East Africa.

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  • n. a Bantu language

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Swahili : ki-, n. pref. + -swahili, Swahili.

Examples

  • After the first two weeks in Kiswahili, we went back to a camp called Gambungbu for four days.

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  • We got to Tete late at night, after crossing a cool suspension bridge over the Zambezi River, and checked into a pretty dodgy hotel (perhaps aptly called "Hotel Kassuende" ... which means Hotel Syphillis in Kiswahili).

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  • I explained an English concept to them in Kiswahili and they were able to process it and turn it into English.

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  • I even went so far as to send a text to a neighbor in Kiswahili asking: Shouting-problem or not?

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  • Bantu was a respected poet whose work in English, Kiswahili and Gikuyu has been published in several journals.

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  • I may have written a lot of the lessons, but I couldn't have done it without them - my Kiswahili is passable but still ... teaching all day in a foreign language ni changamoto kubwa!

    success...

  • So, each team was given one book of health-themed questions and answers (written in Kiswahili) the week before our quiz game.

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  • We tried to speak Kiswahili, and managed some of the time, but we would ask a question to the group in Kiswahili, and then would get back an answer that absolutely baffled us.

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  • I was definitely supposed to know that word in Kiswahili!

    siwezi kusema kiswahili, damnit...

  • It was great practice for me to do a condom demonstration and to speak in Kiswahili about the fluids that transmit HIV, the doors that allow HIV to enter the body, and the activities that do and do not contribute to HIV infection.

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