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Date

English

Swahili

Votes

15.04.2014

cardamon

iliki {pr.n.}

0

15.02.2014

limestone

chokaa

0

24.10.2013

on behalf of

kwa niaba

2

17.07.2013

kales

sukuma wiki

6

15.07.2013

to have diarrhoea {vb} [med.] [form.]

kuharisha {vb} [med.] [form.]

1

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