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Definition of the noun swahili
What does swahili mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: Swahilis
- the most widely spoken Bantu languages; the official language of Kenya and Tanzania and widely used as a lingua franca in east and central Africa
- examples: She speaks English and also speaks Swahili. | If an Icelandic sentence has a translation in English, and the English sentence has a translation in Swahili, then indirectly, this will provide a Swahili translation for the Icelandic sentence. | Swahili is written using the Roman writing system. | Tom can understand Swahili. | Millie is learning Swahili.
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic terms: Bantoid language / Bantu = a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
- "Swahili" is a book by K. K. Virmani.
- also known as "Swahili: learn and speak in forty days"
- "Swahili" is a book by P. Van Pelt.
- Swahili a.k.a. The Swahili language or Kiswahili is a Bantu language and the mother tongue of the Swahili people. It is spoken by various communities inhabiting the African Great Lakes region and other parts of Southeast Africa, including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The closely related Comorian language, spoken in the Comoros Islands, is sometimes considered a Swahili dialect.
- read more about Swahili Language
- Swahili a.k.a. Swahili architecture is a style of building along the eastern and southeastern coasts of Africa. They are thought to be essentially of Arabic or Persian style and origin. Architectural elements included arches, courtyards, isolated women's quarters, the mihrab, towers, and decorative elements on the buildings themselves. The ruins at Great Zimbabwe show some similarities to this coastal style, and also to ancient Madagascan elements such as the 'phallic' tower and the perimeter wall. Many ruins may also still be observed near the southern Kenyan port of Malindi in the ruins of Gedi.
- read more about Swahili architecture
- Swahili is a language.
Phrases with Swahili
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Swahili
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by Duane R. Karna
Swahili is the most widely spoken language ...
Studies in Donor-driven Development in Tanzania by Irmi Maral-Hanak
In Tanzania, although English continues to be a prestigious language of secondary and higher education, professionalism and international communication, Swahili is the primary language of interaction at the national level, being firmly ...
Evidence from Africa by Carol Myers-Scotton
For the salaried worker to use Swahili is a marked choice. Even though it is widely known in...
More than anything else, Swahili is the language of outgroup encounters, the language of the multi- ethnic ...
by CTI Reviews
Swahili: Swahili is a Bantu language spoken by various ethnic groups that inhabit several large stretches of the Indian Ocean coastline from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, including the Comoros Islands. Although only 510 million ...
Cultural Anthropology (2016)
by CTI Reviews
Swahili: Swahili is a Bantu language spoken byvarious ethnic groups that inhabit several large stretches of theIndian Oceancoastlinefrom southern Somaliato northern Mozambique, includingtheComoros Islands.Although only 510million ...
Anthropology, Anthropology by CTI Reviews
Swahili: Swahili is a Bantu language spoken by various ethnic ...
by CTI Reviews
Swahili is a Bantu language spoken by various ethnic groups that inhabit several large stretches of the Indian Ocean coastline from southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, including the Comoros Islands. Although only 5-10 million people ...
by CTI Reviews
Swahili: Swahili is a Bantu language spoken byvarious ethnicgroups that ...
History of Language (2004)
by Steven Roger Fischer
Swahili is the Bantu language of Africa's eastern coast and Zanzibar which, many centuries ago, borrowed a great deal of Arabic vocabulary in order to be used, with Bantu grammar, as a lingua franca. In the nineteenth century, Arab slave ...
The English is Coming! (2010)
How One Language is Sweeping the World by Leslie Dunton-Downer
Spoken in a large area of sub-Saharan East Africa, initially in coastal trading zones and on the influential island of Zanzibar, but later used inland as well, Swahili is a Bantu language from the widely dispersed NigerCongo family of languages.
by Facts On File, Incorporated
SWAHILI location: Kenya and Tanzania time period: 11th century c.e . to present ancestry: Bantu, Cushitic, Arab, Persian language: Bantu (Niger-Congo) SWAZI location: Swaziland, South Africa, and Mozambique time period: 15th ...
[Four Volumes] by Ken Albala
The Swahili (WaSwahili) are a Muslim people who live on the coast of East Africa . In some respects Swahilis differ significantly from other East Africans. They have always typically lived in city-state towns rather than in nomadic groups (like the ...
by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair
Jewelrymaking has a long history among the Swahili, encouraged by the custom of making lavish displays of personal adornments at weddings and on other important occasions. Particularly notable are amulet necklaces of small silver or gold ...
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- African Swahili and French
Communicty Association Centre - Liverpool
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Quotes about Swahili
There are three things which if one does not know, one cannot live long in the world what is too much for one, what is too little for one, and what is just right for one.
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Scrabble value of S1W4A1H4I1L1I1
The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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