The English Language

Borrowed Words From
Swahili

2 Words Listed


Swahili Language Notes

Swahili is a Niger-Congo language spoken in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar.


WordMeaningNotes
bwana master An honourific term from East Africa.
dengue   A painful fever.

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