Jambo, Rafiki!

MacAvity's picture

Hello, friends! (Hahaha, I'm so good at Swahili, not, don't even know whether 'rafiki' can be plural.) I am back from Tanzania, where I have had fantastic adventures far away from the Internet....

I did keep a travel journal while I was there, and I've been considering transcribing it to here, but it's really long, so unless there were a lot of interest I probably wouldn't be motivated enough to type it all up and all.... But maybe I'll do at least the first few entries....

Anyway, I've been gone a long time, it was terrific, it's good to be back, and I have no idea what's been going on here, whatsoever. 'Here' being Oasis or just the world-outside-of-Tanzania, whichever. So, anything big about which I should know?


elph's picture

This word has a common origin with Arabic...

...meaning "my friend".

So... just guessing that the plural (my friends) would be something like rufakaai (stress on the penultimate long "aa"syllable).

lonewolf678's picture


Even though your travel journals might be "really long" you should really put up a few! ;-)