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Wednesday 11th of May 2005 12:27:06 PMOn safari:
In Swahili, safari means "journey". In English the word has been narrowed to refer to an expedition in search of wild game.
We would like very much to see .... tunataka sana kuona ....
Yesterday we saw .... jana tuliona ....
Today we saw .... leo tuliona ....
Some Useful Words
antelope pofu or kulungu
army ants siafu
duiker funo or mindi
elephant ndovu or tembo
gazelle swala or swara or paa
water buffalo nyati
wildebeest or gnu nyumbu or mbogo
zebra punda milia
look there tazama pale
What is there? iko nini pale?
What animal is that? huyo mnyama gani?
Wednesday 11th of May 2005 07:33:59 PMInteresting fact:
The word "safari" is derived from the arabic/persian: safar سَفَر
Wednesday 25th of October 2006 07:03:31 PM
word "safari" was borrowed fom arabic by Both persian and swahili .
English borrowed the same word from swahili. Return to the SWAHILI Archive
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