noun, plural Swahilis (especially collectively) Swahili for 1.
a member of a Bantu people of Zanzibar and the neighboring coast of Africa.
Also, Kiswahili, ki-Swahili. the Bantu language of the Swahili people, used also as a lingua franca in Tanzania, Kenya, and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Also called Kiswahili. a language of E Africa that is an official language of Kenya and Tanzania and is widely used as a lingua franca throughout E and central Africa. It is a member of the Bantu group of the Niger-Congo family, originally spoken in Zanzibar, and has a large number of loan words taken from Arabic and other languages
Also called Mswahili, Waswahili, (pl) -lis, -li. a member of a people speaking this language, living chiefly in Zanzibar
of or relating to the Swahilis or their language
- Swartkrans ape-man
[sfahrt-krahnz] /ˈsfɑrt krɑnz/ noun 1. the fossil remains of the extinct hominid Australopithecus robustus, found at Swartkrans, Republic of South Africa: formerly classified in the genus Paranthropus.
noun, Mineralogy. 1. a hydrous carbonate of calcium, magnesium, and uranium, occurring in green crystals: an ore of uranium.
verb (used without object) 1. to splash, as things in water, or as water does: Waves were swashing against the piers. 2. to dash around, as things in violent motion. 3. to swagger. verb (used with object) 4. to dash or cast violently, especially to dash (water or other liquid) around, down, etc. noun 5. […]
verb (used without object), swashbuckled, swashbuckling. 1. to work, behave, or perform as a swashbuckler.