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Translation:Nyerere alikuwa Rais wa kwanza wa Tanzania

January 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FauxShizzle

Will this still have the same meaning if it were "Nyerere alikuwa rais wa Tanzania wa kwanza"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGreatUserName

I think so - grammatically, it can't really mean anything else because the wa makes it clear that it refers back to rais and not to Tanzania - but I'm not sure about how natural it is.

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