"Wageni wenu ni Wamarekani."
Translation:Your guests are American.
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Well, it seems your question is about English grammar and the answer is very probably: yes.
Regarding Swahili language, Mmarekani (sg.) and Wamarekani (pl.) can be used as adjective and as noun for animate beings (m/wa noun class), e.g.
mwanafunzi Mmarekani = a/the American student, Mmarekani ni mwalimu = the American is a teacher
I consider the sentence of @Gzeebzee quite correct to express "No, your (sg.) guests are Britons/British" due to the fact that there is not such accurate differentiation between English and British in Swahili as some would like to see. For both, the word stem ingereza is used.
Briton, British, Englishman, Englishwoman = Mwingereza (sg.), Waingereza (pl.), used as adjective or as noun for animate beings (m/wa noun class)
English, English language = Kiingereza, lugha ya Kiingereza
Great Britain, England = Uingereza
United Kingdom = Ufalme wa Muungano
This problem came up in a second exercise for me, and I put wako instead of wenu, but the answer wasn't accepted. I clicked to go past it because I was on a timed practice, and I didn't think to report it. Is there a way to go back and report it after you've already passed the exercise?