Basic Swahili Vocabulary: Family and friends

Swahili Vocabulary: Family and friends

– Useful words you should know –


Want to learn the Swahili language? Hereโ€™s a complete list of the most basic, common and useful words in Swahili with their translation in English, on the topic of family and friends. Ideal to help you boost your Swahili vocabulary!

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the great-grandfather babu mkubwa
the great grandmother bibi mkubwa
the grandfather babu
the grandmother bibi
the grandson mjukuu
the granddaughter mjukuu
the grandchildren wajukuu
the father baba
the mother mama
the parents wazazi
the child mtoto
the children watoto
the son mwana
the daughter binti
a baby mtoto
a teenager kijana
the adults watu wazima
the brother ndugu
the sister dada
half-brother ndugu wa kambo
half-sister dada wa kambo
a twin pacha
the uncle mjomba
the aunt shangazi
the cousin binamu
the nephew mpwa
the niece mpwa
a friend rafiki
the boyfriend mpenzi
the girlfriend mpenzi
the fiancรฉ mchumba
the groom bwana harusi
the husband mume
the wife mke
the parents-in-law wakwe
father-in-law baba mkwe
the mother-in-law mama mkwe
the brother-in-law shemeji
the sister-in-law shemeji
the son-in-law mkwe
the daughter-in-law mkwe
a family member mwanafamilia
adopted antog
only son mwana pekee

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