Definition of bwana in English:

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bwana

Pronunciation: /ˈbwänə/

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.

Words that rhyme with bwana

Africana, Afrikaner, Americana, ana, banana, Botswana, cabana, caragana, Christiana, Dana, darner, Edwardiana, garner, Georgiana, Ghana, Gloriana, Guiana, gymkhana, Haryana, iguana, Lana, lantana, liana, Lipizzaner, Ljubljana, Mahayana, mana, mañana, marijuana, nirvana, Oriana, pacarana, piranha, prana, Purana, Rosh Hashana, Santayana, Setswana, sultana, Tatiana, Tijuana, Tirana, tramontana, Tswana, varna, Victoriana, zenana

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Syllabification: bwa·na

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