Swahili

noun
Swa·​hi·​li | \swä-ˈhē-lē \
plural Swahili or Swahilis

Definition of Swahili 

1 : a member of a Bantu-speaking people of Zanzibar and the adjacent coast

2 : a Bantu language that is a trade and governmental language over much of East Africa and in the Congo region

First Known Use of Swahili

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Swahili

Arabic sawāḥil, plural of sāḥil coast

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Swahili

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Swahili

: a language widely used in East Africa and the Congo region

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