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How do you say “Envoy” in Swahili?

I’ve been struck by how many news reports announcing the appointment of Scott Gration as Envoy to Sudan have prominently noted that the former Air Force general also speaks Swahili. This is great and all, as is the fact that he grew up in DR Congo, but Swahili is not a major language in Sudan. But, hey, it’s an African language, and Sudan is in Africa, so he’s basically already won over the confidence of the entire country continent.

March 18, 2009 - Posted by | Darfur, Sudan | , , ,


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  2. envoy = MPELEKWA, au tunasema kitu kama hicho
    by the way hakuna matata is kenyan swahili that would cause tanzanian purists to cringe. tanzanians say hamna shida. and only tourists say jambo.

    am i now qualified to represent the US in Sudan?

    Comment by CJ | March 27, 2009 | Reply

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