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Mnazi – Swahili to English Dictionary



mnazi - swali-english dictionary


Mnazi (noun). This is a coconut tree, Cocos nucifera. The tree-stem is rarely used, except for large stout posts or as props. When cut down, the soft nutty substance at the top, from which the leaves and blossoms grow, is eaten as a delicacy (moyo wa mnazi, kilele cha mnazi).

The other principal parts and products are the leaf (kuti), fruit(nazi), fibre (Kumbi) and the sap (tembo). The trees are distinguished as mkinda, i.e young, not yet bearing; mume, male, and mke, female.


Komzinski is a Research and Monitoring Assistant at the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT). He enjoys the outdoors and travelling. When not travelling, Athuman enjoys volunteering at the local beach management unit, playing soccer, and coding together with friends planning on their next tech startup project.

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