"Chupa"

Translation:Bottle

March 11, 2017

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Related to spanish/portuguese?


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Most likely taken from the Portuguese "chupar," meaning "to suck, or to take in liquid by the mouth." Portuguese is an occasional source language for loan words in Swahili due to historical trade routes, unlike Spanish. Gereza (jail) and meza (table) are other examples from Portuguese.

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