Today Africa is home to more than 50 countries, some 1000 languages, and a
rich mosaic of stories, drumbeats, and landscapes. The English language has
borrowed words from many of those languages: trek, aardvark, impala, gnu,
okra to name a few.
[Or uncertain origin, probably from Mandingo, a group of Mande languages in
[From Afrikaans, from Dutch.]
Hamba kahle! (Zulu for Go Well - you would typically reply
"Sala kahle"(stay well))
Goun--- Dialect of Porto Novo, Benin, West Africa
A fon gandjia?---bien reveille? ---well woken-up?... good morning!
Nfon gandji ---tres bien --- yes, very wellGood morning to you!
Na we a fon de? Na fon gbon?
Na fon do?---comment vas tu? --- How are you?
Sin yaou---eau chaude---hot water
Input = Entree
Input device = Dispositif d'entrees
Keyboard = Clavier
Laptop = Ordinateur portable
Mainframe = Systeme
Mouse = Souris
Network = Reseau
Output = Sortie
Paste = Coller
Password = Mot de passe
Printer = Imprimante
Router = Routeur
Screen = Ecran
Scrolling (bar) = (bar de) deroulemeut
Search = Recherche
Shutdown = Eteindre
Software = Logiciel
OS = Operating Systems = SO =systeme operatif, ou systeme d'exploitation