Definición de Swahili en inglés:

Swahili

Silabificación: Swa·hi·li
Pronunciación: /swäˈhēlē
 
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sustantivo (plural igual)

1A Bantu language widely used as a lingua franca in East Africa and having official status in several countries. Also called Kiswahili.
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  • Many of the dialects borrow from Bantu languages, Swahili, Arabic, English, and French.
  • One of the most important integrating forces is the use of the national lingua franca - Swahili, a language spoken and revered by nearly all Tanzanians.
  • I also learned that in Tanzania, they speak over 150 different tribal languages, but Swahili is the official mother tongue. just imagine!
2A member of a people of Zanzibar and nearby coastal regions, descendants of the original speakers of Swahili.
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  • This synthesis of spiritual worldviews is not unique to Hausa Islam, but is found in most other Afro-Islamic communities, such as those of the Somali, the Swahili, and the Bambara.
  • Derived from a Swahili, the word means working together.

adjetivo

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Relating to Swahili or to the people who are its native speakers.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There is also the Swahili coast - that is the Tanzanian Coastline - with some great beaches south of Dar es Salaam.
  • I never managed to figure out the difference between samosas and sambusas (I think it's simply that the latter is the Swahili name).
  • My Swahili phrase book - bought at the station - came in surprisingly handy with ‘there is a grinding noise’.

Origen

from Arabic sawāḥil, plural of sāḥil 'coast'.

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