English-Swahili dictionary

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Date

English

Swahili

Votes

13.07.2014

netball {o.sg.} [sports] [Brit.]

mpira wa kikapu [sports]

0

25.06.2014

international {adj.}

-a mataifa {adj.}

0

16.05.2014

foolish

fala

1

12.05.2014

I am angry

Nimekasirika

3

15.02.2014

limestone

chokaa

1

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