About Maneno Matamu

Maneno Matamu was originally a platform for African poets/writers to showcase their work in various languages spoken on the continent.

It turned into something a bit different over time, focusing more on topics of interest at the interesection between African languages and literature.

This blog welcomes all lovers of words, African or otherwise, to share their passion. You can get in touch with me on Facebook or on Twitter.

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5 thoughts on “About Maneno Matamu

  1. I get that question a lot…I should write a post about it maybe…

    Swahili is the name of the language in English. In Swahili, the language is called Kiswahili while English is ‘Kiingereza’.

    The prefix ki- carries the idea of ‘in the manner of’. So Kiswahili is the language of the Swahilis or speaking in the manner of the Swahilis.

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