Swahili Plural

This page provides information about the plural in Swahili. Below is a list of singular (one) and plural (many) words, listed side by side.

Woman: Mwanamke
Women: Wanawake
Language: Lugha
Languages: Lugha
Man: Mwanaume
Men: Wanaume
Country: nchi
Countries: nchi
Boy: Mvulana
Boys: Wavulana
Lake: ziwa
Lakes: maziwa
Girl: Msichana
Girls: Wasichana
Pen: kalamu
Pens: kalamu

These examples show a sentence with both singular and plural forms. The list includes the use of nouns, numbers and pronouns.

I visited one country: nilitembelea nchi moja
She visited three countries: alitembelea nchi tatu
She has one sister: Ana dada mmoja
He has two sisters: Ana dada wawili
We speak two languages: tunaongea lugha mbili
They speak four languages: wanaongea lugha nne

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