kwa kwa

Definition(s):

  • (n) a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria

Usage(s):

  1. The NBC versions of key words: uh GEN; myoozd; luh RIN ji'l; i FUHL j'n s'z; suh POZ (not spoz); SI nee kwa NAHN; i THIER i'l; BRAWD kasting.
  2. Every night in their mud huts they listen to their kabulo ka kwa-bamakani (small piece of iron that catches words in air).
  3. Administering the oath of office to the new president of the American Newspaper Women's Club in Washington last week, Martha spoke in near-faultless Swahili: "Je unaaba kwa kweli .

News

Quotes

  1. "The Kazi Kwa Vijana program we are launching today is one of the strategies through which the Grand Coalition Government intends to achieve this commitment," Kibaki said.
    on Mar 13, 2009 By: Mwai Kibaki Source: Xinhua

  2. "This behaviour is akin to racketeering, dishonours those who do it, and discredits the image of the Kwa na Kwa (Work, only Work) Convergence and the presidential majority," Bozize said.
    on Apr 17, 2009 By: Francois Bozize Source: AFP

  3. "Mheshimiwa Rais, hiyo ndiyo inasumbua hawa watu. Ni afadhali ukweli usemwe, kwa sababu ukisemwa, uwongo hujitenga (Mr President, that is where the problem is. Let the truth be told)," said Raila.
    on Apr 24, 2008 By: Raila Odinga Source: Standard

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