Swahili Vocabulary (PDF): The human body, head and face

Swahili Vocabulary: The human body, head and face

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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 the human body, head and face. Ideal to help you boost your Swahili vocabulary!

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the head kichwa
the face uso
the mouth mdomo
the throat koo
the cheek shavu
the tongue ulimi
the lips midomo
the jaw taya
the neck shingo
the forehead paji la uso
the chin kidevu
the nose pua
the hair nywele
the eyes macho
a tooth jino
the hair nywele
an ear sikio
a mustache harambee
a beard ndevu
the skin ngozi
the shoulder bega
the forearm tarafa ya forearm
the wrist mkono
an arm mkono
the arms silaha
the elbow kiwiko
a hand mkono
a thumb kidole gumba
the fingers vidole
the belly tumbo
the chest kifua
the back mgongo
the breasts matiti
the buttocks makalio
the foot mguu
the heel kisigino
the knee goti
the leg mguu
the thigh paja
a toe kidole
the stomach tumbo
the brain ubongo
the lungs mapafu
the skeleton mifupa
a bone mfupa
the skull fuvu
a muscle misuli

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