(In East Africa) a boss or master (often used as a title or form of address): he can’t hear you, bwana
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- 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.