Swahili Family

This is a list of words about family in Swahili. You can name people such as your relatives as well as extended family this way.

Daughter: Binti
Son: Mwana
Sister: Dada
Brother: Kaka
Baby: Mtoto mchanga
Child (m): Mtoto (kiume)
Child (f): Mtoto (kike)
Father: Baba
Mother: Mama
Husband: Mume
Wife: Mke
Cousin (m): Bin Amu
Cousin (f): Binti Amu
Aunt: shangazi
Uncle: mjomba
Grandfather: Babu
Grandmother: Nyanya
Nephew: mpwa
Niece: mpwa
Man: Mwanaume
Woman: Mwanamke
Boy: Mvulana
Girl: Msichana
People: Watu

These examples show how family words are used in a Swahili sentence. Very useful when socializing with other people. This can also show you how to ask questions.

What's your brother called?: Kaka yako anaitwa nani?
How old is your sister?: Dada yako ana umri gani?
Where does your father work?: Baba yako anafanya kazi wapi?
Your daughter is very cute: Binti wako ni mrembo sana
I love my husband: Ninampenda mume wangu
This is my wife: Huyu ni mke wangu

With the above list you will be able to discuss how many siblings you have or ask others about their family. Now let's go to the next topic by clicking the "Next" button. Or simply choose your own topic from the menu above.

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