mwalimu

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مُعَلِّم ‎(muʿallim, teacher).

Noun[edit]

mwalimu (m-wa class, plural walimu)

  1. teacher

Usage notes[edit]

The plural may also be waalimu. In Tanzania, it was used as a title for Julius Nyerere and often abbreviated as Mwl.

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