Definition of bwana in English:

bwana

Syllabification: bwa·na
Pronunciation: /ˈbwänə
 
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noun

(In East Africa) a boss or master (often used as a title or form of address): he can’t hear you, bwana
More example sentences
  • The only difference now is that instead of white bwanas there are dark-skinned leeches from our own villages.
  • It has often been suggested that Livingstone was only successful when he was leading Africans who saw him as their bwana.
  • "Yes, Bwana," came the voice from the hallway, followed by a perspiring black man in a loose white shirt, loose white pants, and a pair of cracked plastic shoes - which made him one of the richer men of his village ten miles up the Busati.

Origin

Kiswahili.

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