Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Safari, the long journey

Today I learnt that the word Safari means long journey in swahili, the language of the African Great Lakes region (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and Congo).
More interestingly, the word is used for any kind of journey.
In this sense, it is much more general compared to the general idea that we have of a safari like a big game hunt or a trip to observe and photograph wild animals.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've just discovered your blog and I love it! I'm from Poland and I'm going to read your posts as a way of learning English! Thank you :)

eddie said...

Dear Reader,
Dzieki bardzo for your comment! How have you discovered my Blog?
Nice country Poland with very friendly people!
Just the language is very very difficult!
Consider becoming an Email follower, I am not that regular in posting new things...

Pa pa!

Anonymous said...

I'm interested in the history of the Olympic Games and that is why I discovered your Blog. I found in google your post about Liechtenstein and Haiti flag at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games :)

Paweł

eddie said...

Czesc Pawel,
yeah, that is one of the most popular posts :)
There are other interesting posts but they don't get many visits :(

Pa,
Eduardo

Anonymous said...

it was me, from the previous comment ^^

Paweł