Variant of Swahili
- pl. Swahilis or Swahili a member of a people living on Zanzibar and the nearby mainland
- the Northern Bantu language of this people, characterized by a vocabulary with many Arabic roots and used as a lingua franca in EC Africa and parts of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin: < Ar sawāḥil, pl. of sāḥil, coast + -i, belonging to
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