swahili culture

Swahili Communication, Etiquette, and Religion

VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION The Swahili have different ways of communication. They may communicate through traditional music commonly known as taarab and chakacha. There is also the leso and khanga (a light material made of cotton) which are embroidered with loving messages like nakupenda mwanagu (I love you my child), usinionee kijicho (do not be jealous of my success) and so on. Lessos and khangas are given as gifts to …

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Famous Swahili Folktales and Fun (Children’s Games for Kids)

FAMOUS SWAHILI STORIES The Swahili are great storytellers and use their stories to entertain each other well as teach the younger generation. Some of these stories include Nyamghondho and Abunwasi. NYAMGHONDHO Nyamghondo was a young Swahili fisherman who was very poor. He hardly ever had any food because there was very little fish in the …

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