Highlights

25 Swahili words you may not know

  1. Password – Nywila
  2. Juice – Shambati
  3. PhD – Uzamifu
  4. Masters – Uzamili
  5. Degree – Shahada
  6. Diploma – Stashahada
  7. Certificate – Astashahada
  8. Keyboard – Kicharazio
  9. Scanner – Mdaki
  10. Flash disk – Diski mweko
  11. Floppy disk – Diski tepetevu
  12. Mouse – Kiteuzi
  13. Computer virus – Mtaliga
  14. ATM – Kiotomotela
  15. Business card – Kadikazi
  16. Scratch card – Kadihela
  17. Sim card – Kadiwia/Mkamimo
  18. Memory card – Kadi sakima
  19. Laptop – Kipakatarishi
  20. Headphone/earpiece – Spika ya skio
  21. Duplicating machine – Kirudufu
  22. Photocopier – Kinukuzi
  23. Calculator – Kikokotoo
  24. Power saw – Msumeno oto
  25. Toothpick – Kichokonoo

I got an F for this. What about you?

From various internet sources. Spot an error? Tell us via comments.

~Wakenya Canada

2 Comments on 25 Swahili words you may not know

  1. Mwaruma Mufti Musa // 18 January 2021 at 9:23 am // Reply

    Certificate – Cheti
    Keyboard – kicharazo
    Laptop – kipakatilishi
    Mouse – kipanya (jina lingine)
    Juice – Sharubati

  2. Shukran kutujuza

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