"Majini wabaya"

Translation:Bad djinns

February 8, 2019

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Don't even know what djinn means, so...


They say djinn are magical creatures made of fire and wind but of the many, many cultural things that we could learn in this Swahili language course focusing on djinn is a bit like studying Hebrew and having to learn about golems -- both are interesting in folklore but completely irrelevant for a tourist traveling abroad.


In Spanish, "djinn" is called genio, from the same Arabic root that Swahili jini and English djinn. Genio also means "temper" or "genius", but comes from a different etymology (a Latin one).

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