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Swahili Nouns

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Here's a list of Swahili nouns I compiled from Duolingo and checking an online dictionary. When I could find noun class and plural formation info I added it.
Ex: jicho- 5/6. eye (ji/ma) (jicho is in noun class 5/6. and the plural is formed by changing the ji to ma.
Nouns that have just (-) means they are they same in both singlar and plural.
Corrections and suggestions for additions are always appreciated.

asubuhi- 9/10. morning
badiliko- 5/6. changes (-/ma)
bahari- 9/10. sea
bangili- 9/10. bracelet
barua pepe- 9/10. e-mail
barua- 9/10. mail, letter
bega- 5/6. shoulder (-/ma)
bei- 9/10. price
bia- ?. beer
blanketi- 5/6. blanket (-/ma)
blauzi- 9/10. blouse
buibui- 9/10. spider
bustani- 9/10. garden
chai- 9. tea
chakula- 7/8. food, meal (ch/vy)
chandalua- 7/8. mosquito net (ch/vy) (chandarua) (?)
chembechembe- 9/10. cell
chipsi- ?. chips
choo- 9/10. toilet
chui- 9/10. leopard
chumvi- 9. salt
chungwa- 5/6. orange (-/ma)
chupi- 9/10. panties, underpants
coti- ?. coat, jacket
dada- 5/6. sister (-/ma)
dakika- 9/10. minute
daktari- 5/6. doctor (-/ma)
damu- 9/10. blood
daracha- ?. bridge
daraja- 5/6. bridge (-/ma)
dawa ya wadudu- ?. pesticide
duka- 5/6. store, shop (-/ma)
duma- 9/10. cheetah
embe- 5/6. mango (-/ma)
endeleo- 5/6. development (-/ma)
familia- 9/10. family
farasi- 9/10. horse
fulana- 9/10. t-shirt
fundi- 5/6. craftsman (-/ma)
gauni- 5/6. dress (-/ma)
gazeti- 5/6. newspaper (-/ma)
godoro- 5/6. mattress (-/ma)
haragwe- 5/6. bean (-/ma)
hereni- 9/10. earrings
ini- 5/6. liver (-/ma)
inzi- ?. fly (insect)
jana- 9/10. yesterday
jani- 5/6. leaf (-/ma)
jibu- 5/6. answer (-/ma)
jicho- 5/6. eye (ji/ma)
jimbo- ?. province, state
jina- 5/6. name (-/ma)
jino- 5/6. tooth (ji/me)
jiwe- 5/6. stones (ji/ma)
jongoo- ?. millipede
juisi- ?. juice
jumla- 9/10. total
kahawa ?. coffee
kaka- 9/10. brother
kalamu- 9/10. pen
kalenda- ?. calendar
kanga- ?. light cotton wraps
kanzu- ?. gown, robe
kaptura- 9/10. shorts
karatasi- 9/10. paper (sheet of), list
karoti- 9/10. carrot
kasoro- 9/10. defect, imperfection
kazi- 9/10. work, job, task
kesho- 9/10. tomorrow
kiatu- 7/8. shoe (ki/vi)
kiazi- 7/8. potatoes (ki/vi)
kiboko- 7/8. hippopotamus (ki/vi)
kichwa- 7/8. head (ki/vi)
kidole- 7/8. finger, toe (ki/vi)
kifaru- 7/8. rhino (ki/vi)
kifaru- 7/8. tank (war) (ki/vi)
kijiko- 7/8. spoon (ki/vi)
kikombe- 7/8. cup (ki/vi)
kilemba- ?. turban
kilo- 9/10. kilogram
kinywa- 7/8. mouth (ki/vi)
kipindi- 7/8. period (time)
kisiwa- 7-8. island (ki/vi)
kitabu- 7/8. book (ki/vi)
kiti- 7/8. chair (ki/vi)
kitunguu- 7/8. onions (ki/vi)
kofia- 9/10. cap
kombakoche- ?. lobster
kompyuta- 9/10. computer
kondoo- 9/10. sheep
konokono- 5/6.. snail (-/ma)
kuku- 9/10. chicken
likizo- 9/10. vacation
maarifa- 6. knowledge
mafuta- 6. oil
mahindi- 5/6. corn
maji- 6. water
mamba- 1/2. crocodile
mazingira- 9/10. environment
maziwa- 6. milk
mazungumzo- 5/6. conversations
mbavu- ?. rib
mboga- 9/10. vegetables
mbu- 9/10. mosquito
mbuzi- 9/10. goat
mbwa- 9/10. dog (-)
mchezo- 3/4. game (m/mi)
mchuzi- 3/4. sauce, gravy (m/mi)
mdomo- 3/4. lip (m/mi)
mdudu- 1/2. insect (m/wa)
mende- 9/10. cockroach, beetle
meza- 9/10. table
mfupa- 3/4. bone (m/mi)
mgeni- 1/2. guest (m/wa)
mgongo- 3/4. back (m/mi)
mguu- 3/4. leg, foot (m/mi)
mhandisi- 1/2. engineer (m/wa)
mhudumu- 1/2. waiter (m/wa)
misuli- ?. muscles (?)
mkono- 3/4. hand, arm (m/mi)
mkulima- 1/2. farmer (m/wa)
mkunga- 1/2. midwife (m/wa)
mkunga- 3/4. eel (m/mi)
mlango- 3/4. door (m/mi)
mmea- 3/4. plant (m/mi)
mnunuzi- 1/2. buyer (m/wa)
mnyama- 1/2. animal (m/wa)
mpira- 3/4. ball (sports) (m/mi)
mpishi- 1/2. cook (m/wa)
msafiri- 1/2. traveler (m/wa)
msichana- 1/2. girl (m/wa)
mteja- 1/2. customer (m/wa)
mto- 3/4. pillow (m/mi)
mto- 3/4. river (m/mi)
mtoto- 1/2. child (m/wa)
mtu- 1/2. person (m/wa)
muugusi- ?. nurse (?)
muziki- 9/10. music
mvulana- 1/2. boy (m/wa)
mwaka- 3/4. year (mw/mi)
mwalimu- 1/2. teacher (mw/wa)
mwezi- 3/4. month (mw/mi)
mwili- 3/4. body (mw/mi)
mwokozi - 1/2. savior (mwo/wa)
mzazi- 1/2. parent (m/wa)
mzima- 1/2. adult (m/wa) (?)
nanasi- 5/6. pineapple (-/ma)
nchi- 9/10 country (?)
ndizi- 9/10. banana
ng'e- 9/10. scorpion
ng'ombe- 9/10. cow
ngisi- ?. squid
nguruwe- 9/10. pork, pig
nusu- 9/10. half
nyama ya ng'ombe- ?. beef
nyamgumi- ?. whale
nyami ya mbuzi- ?. goat meat
nyanya- 9/10. tomato
nyati- 9/10. buffalo
nyigu- 9/10. wasp, hornet
nyoka- 9/10. snake
nyota- 9/10. star (?)
nyuki- 9/10. bee
nyumba- 9/10 house (-)
nyumbani- ?. home
nyumbu- ?. wildebeest
ofisi- 9/10. office
paa- 5/6. roof (-/ma)
paa- 9/10. gazelle
paja- 5/6. thigh (-/ma)
paju- 5/6. lung (-/ma)
paka- 9/10. cat (-)
panya- 9/10. mouse, rat
papa- 9/10. shark
papai- 5/6. papayas (-/ma)
parachichi- 5/6. avocados (-/ma)
pesa- 5/6. money
pete- 9/10. ring
picha- 9/10. picture
pilipili hoho- ?. green pepper
pombe- 9/10. alcohol
pomboo- ?. dolphin
popo- 9/10. bat (animal)
pua- 9/10. nose
pundamilia- ?. zebra
pweza- 9/10. octopus, cuttlefish
rafiki- 5/6. friend (-/ma-)
robo- 9/10. quarter (one-fourth)
saa- 9/10. watch, hour, time
sahani- 9/10. plate
samaki- 9/10. fish
senene- 9/10. grasshopper
seremala- 5/6. carpenter (-/ma)
shamba- 5/6. farm (-/ma)
shati- 5/6. shirt (-/ma)
shingo- 9/10. neck
shule- 9/10. school
sikio- 5/6. ear (-/ma)
simba- 9/10. lion
simu- 9/10. phone
sketi- 9/10. skirt
soko- 5/6. market (-/ma)
soksi- ?. socks
sokwe- 9/10. chimpanzee, ape
sukari- 9/10. sugar
sungura- 9/10. rabbit
suruali- ?. pants
suti- 9/10. suit
swali- 5/6. question (-/ma)
taa- 9/10. light
tai- 9/10. eagle
tai- 9/10. tie
taifa- ?. nation
takataka- 9/10. garbage
tambi- 9/10. noodles, pasta
tarehe- 9/10. date
tembo- 9/10. elephant
tope- 5/6. mud (-/ma)
tumbili- 9/10. monkey
tumbo- 5/6. stomach (-/ma)
tunda- 5/6. fruit (-/ma-)
twiga- 9/10. giraffe
ua- 5/6. flower (-/ma)
ubaya- 11/6. badness, ugliness (u/ma)
uchafu- 14. dirt
uchumi- 14. economy
uduvi- ?. shrimp
ufa- 11/10. crack (-/ny)
ufunguo- 11/10. key (u/-)
ujumla- 14. totality
ukarimu- 11. hospitality
ukurasa- 11/10. page (u/-)
ukuta- 11/10. wall (u/-)
ulimi- 11/10. tongue (u/-)
umeme- 11. electricity
unywele- 11/10. hair (un/n)
upendo- 11/10. love
ushanga- 11/10. bead (u/-)
usiku- 14. night
uso- 11/10. face (-/ny)
uti wa mgongo- ?. backbone
uti- 11/10. 1. tree trunk, 2. backbone, spine (-/ny)
uzi- ?. thread (u-ny)
uzuri- 11/10. beauty
vinywaji- ?. drinks
vitunguu saumu- ?. garlic
wembe- 11/10. razor blade (w/ny)
wiki- 9/10. week
wimbo- 11/10. song (w/ny)
yai- 5/6. egg (-/ma)
zawadi- 9/10. gift

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Asante, nzuri sana.

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