89. Wednesday’s Words: Maisha marefu

“Maisha marefu” is Swahili for “long life.”
– it’s what to say when you and your companions raise glasses of liquor, clink the glasses together, and acknowledge your camaraderie –

It’s a bit like when we use the word “cheers.”

4. Wednesday’s Word: Jambo

Jambo” is Swahili for “hello.”

In hopes of arriving in Africa with a number of useful Swahili words and phrases at my fingertips, I’m attempting to learn one new word per week.
I’m using the YouTube video “Easy Swahili – Basic Phrases for Greetings” as a pronunciation guide.

I shall begin by cheating, and choose a word I already know.