Definition of Swahili noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//swəˈhiːli//
; NAmE NAmE//swəˈhiːli//
; BrE BrE//swɑːˈhiːli//
; NAmE NAmE//swɑːˈhiːli//
(also Kiswahili) [uncountable] Languages
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a language widely used in E Africa, especially between people who speak different first languages See related entries: Languages Word Originfrom Arabic sawāḥil, plural of sāḥil ‘coast’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Swahili