Translation of Swahili in Spanish:

Swahili

swahili, n.

Pronunciation: /swɑˈhili//swɑːˈhiːli//swəˈhiːli/

noun

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    swahili masculine
    suajili masculine
    • The Shambaa also speak Swahili, the national language of Tanzania.
    • Some Rwandans speak Swahili, a common language of East and Central Africa.
    • Many of the dialects borrow from Bantu languages, Swahili, Arabic, English, and French.
    • Throughout East Africa, Swahili is typically the first language that two strangers attempt upon meeting.
    • It is suggested, for the first time, that such an additional official language should be Swahili rather than any of the other indigenous languages.
    • There are several local tongues, like the language of my people, the Hehe, and the official language Swahili, and English.
    • Arab traders who made their way down the East African coast mingled with African peoples, creating a hybrid culture and language called Swahili.
    • Kwanzaa means first fruits of the harvest, in Swahili, the East African trade language.
    • While Mr. Beanie Ali could only speak the national language, Swahili, the students attending the University of Dar Es Salem spoke very good English, and some have mastered French.
    • I also learned that in Tanzania, they speak over 150 different tribal languages, but Swahili is the official mother tongue. just imagine!
    • Like India, Kenya too has many languages and Caroline writes poems in three languages, English, Swahili, and Kikuyu.
    • One of the most important integrating forces is the use of the national lingua franca - Swahili, a language spoken and revered by nearly all Tanzanians.
    • Like the Kissis, the Temne are a Bantu people speaking a language related to Swahili.
    • The biggest problem for me on my arrival was having to learn to speak Swahili, the lingua franca of that part of Africa.
    • Msiska negotiated his personal geographical relocation with a parallel linguistic shift; Swahili is not widely spoken in Malawi, so he began to rap in Chichewa.
    • In Kenya and Tanzania, Swahili is the official language, English the second language and medium of higher education.
    • His lively personality, and an ability to speak Swahili, Hindi and Urdu, enabled him to communicate well with community elders, and he established himself as a popular personality within schools.
    • In North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, French is more of a lingua franca than English, and in East Africa it's Swahili.
    • For instance, in Tanzania, which has about 120 ethnic groups, it came-up with Swahili as a national language.
    • He described the difficulties he encountered with the language barrier and taught the crowd some Swahili, the national language of Tanzania.