Sheng is a Kiswahili and English-based secret word; perhaps a mixed language or creole, originating among the urban underclass of Nairobi, Kenya, and influenced by many of the languages spoken there. While primarily a language of urban youths, it has spread across social classes and ages.
For Throwback Thursday, we go back in time to look back at some now obsolete sheng words. Get ready for a nostalgic ride!
|Ombitho (Weed, Marijuana)||Ndukulu, Vela|
|Rende (Group, Squad, Gang)||Mbogi|
|Nangoz (Mobile Phone)||Tenje|
|Dem (Young girl)||Yengs, Totois|
|Fala (Stupid person)||Mwere|
|Fatso (Fat Person)||Oposh|
|Works, Wera (Job)||Janta|
|Manga, Dema (eat)||Dimbua|
|Kobole (Five Shillings)||Guoko|
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