"Mamba ni mkubwa"

Translation:A crocodile is big

January 17, 2019

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It is interesting that mamba is crocodile in kiswahilu versus in english a black mamba is a snake.

January 17, 2019

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They're actually cognate words. The English word mamba comes from the Zulu word imamba. The original meaning seems to be connected to "scale(s)".

January 18, 2019
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