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"Pole mama"

Translation:Sorry, mother

December 9, 2017



mama is English too!


The word is a derivative of Proto-Indo-European word *ma- . Therefore, many languages that are part of Indo-European family use the same word, sometimes slightly modified.

There is a theory, the word MAMA comes from the period of babbling ( a stage in child development and a state in language acquisition during which an infant appears to be experimenting with uttering articulate sounds). During that period they are experimenting with their voice. Thus the word "Mama" is a result of those experiments.


Well, but Swahili is not Indo-European, but a Bantu language with arabic influence...


every where in east africa, we hear that pole means " to go slowly, to take care, to be carefull..."

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