diwani

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic دِيوَان (dīwān).

Noun[edit]

dīwānī̀ m (plural dī̀wā̀nai, possessed form dīwānìn)

  1. register, account book
  2. anthology

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic دِيوَان (dīwān), from Persian دیوان (dēvān).

Noun[edit]

diwani (ma class, plural madiwani)

  1. advisor, councillor