Shahili Glossary

Almano – Alpaca
Bekana - Bats
Bemed - Blood
Beren – Been
Berthoon – Bed made of earth
Betu – Beginning
Binay – Boy
Breecats – Burrowing Cat
Buan – Breath / Breathe
Bunthay – Brother
Butanyi - Butterfly
Celu – Clean
Cinsee - Comfortable
Conar – Coward
Creyno – Chance
Cumarn – Clever
Danulo – Determination
Deney - Divide
Dey – Do
Dichi – Down
Dreetan – Drawings
Duan – Death / Die
Emitay - Enemy
Endars – Elders
Eputan – Explanation
Etan – End
Etun – East
Fali – Friend
Fen – Far
Foney – Fast / Faster
Ge-tawnya – Gannet – bird
Git - Go
Guan – Great Divide
Guci – God
Gunay - Good
Henar – Hello
Honay – Honour
Huen – Home
I – A
Iti – I
Jilan Tu – Thank you
Jiniy - Journey
Kean – Come
Keon – Keep
Laen - Line
Lan – Long
Lato - Look
Lena - Listen
Loben - Lift
Loteen – Luck
Luan – Love / Loved
Mai – Must
Megan - More
Mie – My / Me / Myself
Nesu – Nice
Neya – No
Nuid – North
Oen – One
Oin - Our
Olen – Old
On’ne - Alone
Onet - Owe
Pekta – Perfect
Pabil – Popular
Papai – Father
Penti – Place
Pitay – Put
Pretenya - Patience
Ret – Reach
Riscan – Respect
Sanil – Smell
Segu – South
Seneets – Swans
Senjei - Sleep
Shahme - curse word
Shin – Soon
Sil - See
Silen – Strong
Sireka - Straight
Somib - Safe
Sri – Speak
Stin – Step
Stonen – Storm
Tu - You
Teenu – Truth
Teng - Time
Tepea – This
Theen na - There / Over There
Tinama - Turtles
Toden – Talk
Ukin – Up
Vonay - Valley
Waleem – Wild
Brinoo – Wild Bridge
Walu – West
Wenil – Waste
Wenul - Wait
Wevi – Wish
Wiarn – Wise
Wue - We
Wy – Way
Yonu – Yes

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