Tanga Yacht Club

Swahili Phrases

Sunday, 12 July 2020

Kiswahili is a Bantu language spoken throughout Tanzania and Kenya. Phonetically, it is a simple language and relatively easy for English-speakers to acquire. The difficulty in learning Swahili is that, because it isn't a Latin language, there is no overlap with English.

Still, you already know at least one Swahili word: safari which simply means journey in English.

Swahili English
asante thanks
asante sana thankyou very much
karibou welcome
poa cool
habari what's the news
nzuri fine