"Zanzibar hakuna kipindupindu"

Translation:There is no cholera in Zanzibar

May 25, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AndyCole9

Would you say 'on Hawaii' or 'in Hawaii'? I would say 'in', but I'm not American. What would Barack Obama say?!

August 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivoryblossum

Why aren't the uses of "hakuna" translated as "does not have" instead of "there is no"? Wouldn't that be more accurate? Or am I misunderstanding the Swahili?

January 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidScott493272

as Zanzibar is an island, in English it would be better to say 'on', one would say in Stone Town, but on Zanzibar

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName
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Zanzibar is not only an island (Unguja) but also an archipelago comprised of three main islands (Unguja, Pemba and Mafia) and many smaller ones and it is also a political division.

Google found:
2.360.000 results for "in Zanzibar"
and
412.000 results for "on Zanzibar"

And I'm sure the majority of those results for the latter are when referring to Zanzibar island (Unguja) not to the political/geographical devision referring to the whole archipelago.

Yeah, "on" should also be accepted, but it would not be "better to say 'on'," as you claimed.

May 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/filixlan
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Not even true in English at all

August 8, 2018
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