Definitions

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

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

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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!

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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!

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