Sporting Terms in Swahili

by Julius Muange on Mar 22, 2018

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Here are some common Swahili sporting terms.

English Swahili
Athletics Riadha
Football/Soccer Kandanda /Soka
Basket ball Mpira wa Kikapu
Whistle Firimbi
Play Cheza
Goal Keeper Mlinda Lango
Card/cards Karata
Referee Refa
Champion Bingwa
Championship/Tournament/Competition Mashindano
Chess Chesi
Volley Ball Mpira wa wavu
Play ground Uwanja
Swimming Kuogelea
Theatrical Play Mchezo wa Kuigiza
Winner Mshindi
Looser Mshindwa
Marbles Gololi
Athletee Mwana Riadha
Player Mchezaji


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