LESSON #82: Family Members~Part II (audio update)

Continuing on with upgrading previous topics, today we cover Family Members (wana familia). So picking up from here, we finish with:

  • Bibi mzaa mama/baba – Maternal/Paternal grandma

  • Babu mzaa mama/baba –Maternal/Paternal granddad

  • Mjomba (wajomba) – mom’s brother, (younger or older), uncle in general, niece, nephew

  • Baba mkubwa (baba wakubwa) – Dad’s older brother

  • Baba mdogo (baba wadogo) – Dad’s younger brother

  • Shangazi (mashangazi) – Dad’s sister (also anyone old enough to be an aunt-mostly middle aged ladies)

  • Mama mkubwa (mama wakubwa) – Mom’s older sister

  • Mama mdogo (mama wadogo) – Mom’s younger sister

  • Mpwa (wapwa) – Nephew/Niece

  • Binamu – Cousin

  • Mjukuu (wajukuu) – Grandchild

  • Mdogo (wadogo) – Younger sibling

  • Wifi (mawifi) – Brother’s wife/Husband’s sister

  • Shemeji – Sister’s husband (also sister-in-law, relative by marriage)

  • Ndugu – Siblings, relatives, kin, comrades…..

  • Kifungua mimba (vifungua mimba) – First born

  • Kitinda mimba (vitinda mimba) – Last born (a.k.a ME!)

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