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Unit 18: Glossary

Kiswahili English
akinafolk
anikaput out in sun to dry
baadhi yasome of
bahatiluck
bamiaokra
bandafactory
barabararoad
bebacarry
biasharatrade; business
bidhaacommodities; purchases
binadamu human
biringani eggplant
blauziblouse
chachaferment
chorokosmall dark green pea
chumapick (as in fruit)
desturicustom
fananaresemble
fuatiliafollow closely; follow up
futiunit of measurement
grupugroup
hadiuntil; to
hasacompletely; especially; exactly
hatimafinish
hatuastep(s); procedure(s)
hebuwell; then
hendikraftihandicrafts
itacalled
ivaripen
jimudu have control
jingineanother
jinsiquality; type
jitandacover oneself
juaknow
kabisacompletely
kahawacoffee
kamalike; as if
kangagarment worn by women
katanisisal
katicenter; central
kaukadry
kavudry
kaskazini north
kikombecup
kikundigroup
kisamvucassava leaves
kishathen; thereafter; later
kiwandaniin the factory
koboapulp maize
komaareach maturity
kutokanafollowing, emerging from
kwahivyotherefore
kwambethat
kwenyeat the point; from the point
laki mojaone thousand
lakinibut
lengogoal
letabring
maalumuspecial
mabungotype of fruit like a medlar
machenzatangerines
machungwaoranges
maembemangoes
mafanikiosuccesses; accomplishments
mafenesijack fruit
mafungupiles
magandapeels; fruit, potato skins
magharibiwest
maguniasacks
maharagwebeans
mahitajineeds; supplies; necessities
mananasipineapples
maonyeshoshow; demonstration, exhibition
mapaipaipapayas
marobotabales
mashatishirts
masheishelibread fruit
mashindanocompetition
mashinemachine
masokomarkets
matorolitrolleys
matumiziuses
matundafruits
mazaoproduce
mbeguseeds
mbogavegtables
mcheseedling
mchichaspinach
mikoaniin the regions
milatraditions
mizigoluggage; belongings
mjiniin the city
mkongesisal plant
mnathere is; you have
mpakauntil
msimuseason
mtaaneighborhood
muhimuimportant
mwakayear
mwuzajiseller
nazicoconut
ndaniinside
ndimulime
ndizibananas
njeoutside
nunuabuy
nyanya mshumaaplum tomatoes
nyanya mviringocandle-shaped tomatoes
nyuzithread
ondoaremove
ongezaincrease; add; extend
oteshagrow; plant
pakiaexport
pataget; obtain
rahisieasy; inexpensive; cheap
safirishatransport; export
safishaclean
sagagrind
saizisize
sambaza spread
sanyacollect; gather
sawsawaexactly; equal to
sehemusection; space
shilingitanzanian unit of currency
shonamake; sew; mend; stitch
sketiskirt
sokoniat the market
takawant
tayariready
toleagive to, from
toshasuffice; be sufficient, enough
toshelezabe satisfied
tutembeleeletís visit
ukwajutamarind
ulayaeurope
umbalidistance
unganishajoin; put together
urefulength
ushirikianopartnership
uzasell
uzoefuhabituation; familiarity; experience
vitaluseedling shade or fenced garden
vitambaapiece of cloth; napkin
wasilianacommunicate with one another
waziopen; clear
wekaput; place
wezabe able; have the opportunity to
wilayadistrict
zabibugrapes
zungukasurround; encircle

 

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