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Meaning of Swahili

Swa•hi•li

Pronunciation: (swä-hē'lē), [key]
— pl. -lis, -li
  1. a member of a Bantu people of Zanzibar and the neighboring coast of Africa.
  2. the Bantu language of the Swahili people, used also as a lingua franca in Tanzania, Kenya, and parts of Zaire.
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