Zulu and Wolof Words

I am researching Zulu words for naming a project. I found Zulu on-line dictionary. I have some interesting findings in the rest of this blog post.

























































































































































WordDescriptionLanguage
indabaissue, matter, affair, news itemZulu
ucingophone, nounZulu
fowunaphone, verbZulu
fowunelaphoneZulu
umakhalekhukhwinicellZulu
khulumatalkZulu
hhawu!wowZulu
umculomusicZulu
uxolocalm, quietZulu
degadig, to understandZulu
jeyjive in Ebonics (Black English) means misleading talkWolof
hipiThe American words hep, hip, and hippie translate roughly into to be aware or alive to what is going onWolof
awehsaid in excitement, as in: Aweh my boss said I can go home early todayAfrican slang
jirrewow! (Afrikaans: ‘Here’, meaning ‘Lord’)African slang
keballassomebody one thinks of as a friendAfrican slang
jislaaikwowAfrican slang
ladumaa popular cheer at soccer matches, “he scores!” (literally: “it thunders”, in Zulu)Zulu
chachachaonomatopoeia for ringing bells or rattles worn around the legs of a female dancersKimbundu
memezacall me, shoutZulu
umuzivillageZulu
wamimyZulu
umuzi wamimy villageZulu
ucingo lwamimy phoneZulu
i-cell yamimy phoneZulu
shamwarifriendShona
mutambodance nShona
EnestaHearCheyenne
NikamuSingMontagnais
shumbalionShona

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