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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

Nakupenda means Love in Swahili

In the Swahili language, the word Nakupenda means you are in love.

Nakupenda is pronounced just as its spelled Na-ku-pen-da. Swahili is a relatively simple language to learn, mostly because words are pronounced as they are written.

Hakuna matata is the most popular quote and means no worries.

The phrase gained international recognition after it was used in the animated movie The Lion King.


Nakupenda means Love in Swahili
    

Learn the Swahili language of love

English Language Swahili Language
Desire Hamu
Want Unataka
Passion Shauku
I’m Sorry Samahani
I Love You Ninakupenda
Appreciation Shukrani
Devotion Ibada
Emotion Hisia
Fondness Upendo
Friendship Urafiki
Infatuation Kupendeza
Lust Tamaa
Passion Shauku
Respect Heshima
Tenderness Huruma
Yearning Unataka
Adulation Adulation
Amity Uaminifu
Amorousness Kupendeza
Ardor Shauku
Attachment Kiambatisho
Cherishing Kutamani
Crush Kuponda
Delight Furaha
Devotedness Kujitolea
Enchantment Uchawi
Enjoyment Furaha
Fervor Fervor
Fidelity Uaminifu
Flame Moto
Hankering Kukimbia
Involvement Ushiriki
Like Kama
Partiality Upendeleo
Piety Uungu
Rapture Kunyakuliwa
Regard Tazama
Relish Furaha
Sentiment Hisia
Weakness Udhaifu
Worship Ibada
Zeal Bidii
Ardency Ujasiri
Mad For Wazimu
Soft Spot Doa Laini

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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