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20:12 Jun 12, 2001
Afrikaans to English translations [Non-PRO]
Afrikaans term or phrase: uchafu
uchafu diesel umdwebo afreak

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na +1filth, dirtiness, obscenityxxxJ Lewis



1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
filth, dirtiness, obscenity

"Uchafu" is not Afrikaans; it is Swahili. The "u-" prefix creates an abstract noun, and the root "-chafu" means "dirty" in the literal or figurative sense.

    Madan's Swahili-English Dictionary of the Inter-Territorial Language Committee for the East African Dependencies
xxxJ Lewis

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