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Unit 15: Glossary

Kiswahili English
aidhaalso
amanipeace
andamanago together; procession
angalialook at
anzabegin
awaliintial, beginning
badilichange; convert
bandariniat the harbor, near the sea
bara mainland; continent
chimbukosource, a beginning
damublood
dhatifirm purpose; resolve
dumisha preserve; cause to live on
duniaworld
enziglorify; exalt
haibagood character, appearance, countenance
hakirights
halmashauriexecutive board
hamsinififty
hotubaspeech
hurumapity; compassion
iga copy; imitate
imarastrong; sustainable; stable
inuaelevate; lift; raise
itikadibelief; tradition; custon
jalibe aware, mind
juhudieffort
kamaticommittee
kifaniwithout measure
kiraiacitizenry
kisiasapolitically
kokotogravel, pebbles
kubaliagree; accept
kumbukaremember
kwayachoir
letabring
maandamanoprocession; parade
mabondeniin the valleys
madinigems, precious metals, metals
maeneoareas
makamudeputy; vice
mashairipoems
matembezirally; walk
mawestones
mitorivers
msafaraprocession; convoy
mshikamanocohesion
muundostructure
mwenyekitichairperson
nambanumber
nasiwith us
ndugu sibling; brethren
nguvustrength; power
nguzopole; supporting object
niaintention
niabaon behalf of; instead of
ongezaincrease; add
panga arrange; allocate
patana agree with; make peace, amends, get along
pikipikimotorcycle
pitapass; pass through
punguaniinsane, crazy, irrational person
ramanimap
risalapolitical message read to leader
ruhusupermit; allow on to do or act
sabasaba7th of july; tanuís birth date
saidiahelp
serikaligovernment
shinaunit
shirikiana participate, collaborate
shukuru give thanks
siasapolitics
sikiahear
sikukuuholiday; day of feasting, celebration
simamia support; supervise
sura appearance
tarehedate of the month
tawalarule
tofautidifferent
tumbuiza entertain
uchumieconomy
uhailife
uhuruindependence
ukandabelt
ummacommunity
unganaunite; join forces
uongozileadership
upendolove
utamaduniculture
utuhumanity; human nature
vijanayouth (pl)
viongozileaders
vutiaattract; pleasing to the eye
wabungerepresentatives
waheshimiwathe honorable; esteemed
wajumbe representatives
wakereketwafans; enthusiasts; devoted patrons; patriots
wanachamaparty members
wananchicitizens
washabikiparty/club fans
waziriminister
wemagoodness; virtue
wizaraadministravtive ministry
zaagive birth; produce
zinduainagurate

 

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