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Sampling Swahili

Although you do not need Swahili to visit Kenya, you may want to know a few phrases. Here are some of the more common Swahili words you may hear and want to use. If you click on the Swahili words…

Kenya’s National Language

Swahili is the national language of Kenya. It is taught in schools all over the country. It is the second language for students – their first language is their tribal language. The origins of the Swahili language are a bit…

Swahili Archive

Here is a list of Swahili words that have been used on this website. Click on them to hear how to pronounce them.   Swahili Word Phonetic Pronunciation Definition asante ah SAWN tay Thank you asante sana ah SAWN tay …

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Saddle-Billed Stork Facts

Name: Saddle-Billed Stork (or Saddlebill) Scientific Name: Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis African Names:Saalbekooievaar (Afrikaans), Kandjendje (Kwangali), Korongo Domo-ngazi (Swahili), Ngwamhlanga (Tsonga) Height: Saddle-billed storks are the largest of the African storks. The saddle-billed stork is between 5 and 6 feet tall. Their…

Nile Crocodile Facts

Nile Crocodile Facts

Name: Nile Crocodile Scientific Name: Crocodylus niloticus African Names: Mamba (Swahili), Garwe (Shona), Ngwenya (Ndebele), Olom (Nubian dialect) Length: The average length is roughly 16 feet but can be up to 20 feet long. Average Adult Weight: Nile Crocodiles generally…

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill Facts

Name: Eastern Yellow-Billed Hornbill also known as Yellow-Billed Hornbill Scientific Name: Tockus flavirostris African Names: Buurtuu (Hausa), Ndege (Kiswahili), Mbizi(Kiswahili), Kwembe (Kiswahili), Kholwane (Zulu) Length: 18 inches to 24 inches Average Adult Weight: 6 to 10 ounces Life Span: The…