Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fact of the Day: Safari

Safari comes from the Swahili language where it means "journey". The word safari in Swahili itself comes from the Arabic word safara which means "to travel". 

20 comments:

Huggybear said...

I've been told by those who have gone on Safari, that the best of them all is the one through the Serengeti - Tanzania and Kenya. However I think now with all the turmoil erupting in Nairobi etc. it would be a very game person to go on this "great wonders of the World" safari.
Such a pity that wonders of the World are spoilt by ridiculous and sheer bloody madness conflict.
Colin

Moscow Blogger said...

Wow! So amazing!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely.

DEZMOND said...

wish it didn't exist

Margaret D said...

Interesting Adam, I didny know that...

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

Put one foot in front of the other

Al Penwasser said...

That is really cool.

stephen Hayes said...

Now I know the origin of this word. Thanks.

jaybird said...

I always wanted to go on a safari. Too chicken.

Kati said...

Well, that fits, doesn't it!

Have a great day,
-Kati

DeniseinVA said...

Very interesting. I am always fascinated where words come from. England had several from India like 'bungalow' and 'khaki'. Many more that I can't bring to mind right now.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome!

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Safari is another one of those words where folks drop the pronoun. You don't go on A safari, but rather you go on safari. Very interesting.

Christine said...

interesting, it sounds a pretty language.

Linda said...

Wonderful, Adam!

Huggybear said...

WHY???????????
Colin

Huggybear said...

Correct - thank God someone knows something!
Colin

NanaDiana said...

Another interesting fact! xo Diana

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great!!!.. :-)))