Definition of Kiswahili in English:

Kiswahili

Line breaks: Ki|swa¦hili
Pronunciation: /ˌkiːswəˈhiːli
 
, ˌkɪswɑː-/

noun

  • another term for Swahili ( sense 1 of the noun).
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    • For all trainees the weekly curriculum included classes in English and Kiswahili, music, social and religious education, and traditional crafts.
    • Most of the inhabitants speak Bantu languages, and Kiswahili, the national language of Tanzania, is also a lingua franca throughout the region.
    • The official languages are English and Kiswahili.

Origin

from the Bantu prefix ki- (used in names of languages) + Swahili.

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