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Speak Swahili | 25 Easy Swahili Words to Impress Your Friends

Speak Swahili | 25 Easy Swahili Words to Impress Your Friends
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Speak Swahili | 25 Easy Swahili Words to Impress Your Friends




Kiswahili or Swahili is one of the top ten languages spoken in Africa.


Swahili is spoken in the African countries of Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania (Zanzibar), and Uganda with over 140 speakers as either a first or second language. Even though Swahili uses the same alphabet as English, the letters Q and X are not used in Swahili.



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Swahili is the culture of many groups uniquely blended together. Swahili was given its name by the Arabs in the 16th century meaning “people of the coast” in Arabic. The word for the Swahili language is Kiswahili. The name comes from the plural sawahili of the Arabic word sahil, which means boundaries or coast. With ki- at the beginning of the word, Kiswahili means coastal language.

25 Easy Swahili Words To Impress Your Friends


1. Amani [Ah-Mah-Nee] - Peace
2. Asante [Ah-Sah-Nteh]- Thank You          
3. Baba [Bah-Bah] -Father
4. Ghali [Ghah-Lee] -Expensive
5. Hata [Hah-Tah] -Forever
6. Jambo [Jah-Mboh] -Hello
7. Jiko [Jee-Koh] -Kitchen
8. Kahawa [Kah-Hah-Wah] -Coffee
9. Kanisa [Kah-Nee-Sah] - Church
10. Kuzwe [Kooz-Way] - Name
11. Kwaheri [Kwah-Heh-Ree] -Goodbye
12. Maji [Mah-Jee] - Water
13. Mbinguni [M-Been-Goo-Nee] -Heaven
14. Nguvu [N-Goo-Voo] -Power
15. Pesa [Peh-Sah]- Money
16. Pole Pole [Poh-Leh] - Slowly
17. Rafiki [Rah-Fee-Kee] - Friend
18. Rahisi [Rah-Hee-See] -Cheap
19. Shamba [Shah-Mbah] -Garden
20. Shule [Shoo-Leh] - School
21. Soko [Soh-Koh] -Market
22. Tafadhali [Tah-Fah-Thah-Lee] -Please
23. Usiku [Oo-See-Koo] -Night
24. Yetu [Yay-Too] -Day
25. Zetu [Zay-Too] –Bread


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Reading his school book in Tanzania Africa

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