Rafiki's name means "friend" in Swahili

Rafiki's name means "friend" in Swahili

Postby FriendlyHyena » May 15th, 2018, 7:06 am

I was just fooling around with Google translate, trying to figure out the names of the characters to see what language they might be in. I typed in Rafiki and it detected Swahili and translated it to "friend".

Do you think that's just coincidence?


Of course, Zira translates to "for" and Kovu translates to "metal", so maybe it's nothing.
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Re: Rafiki's name means "friend" in Swahili

Postby TheLionPrince » May 15th, 2018, 6:12 pm

It was intentional. Almost all of the characters have names that are words in Swahili. Kovu is Swahili for "Scar". Zira translates to mean "to hate, hated" according to some Swahili-to-English online translators, but Zira does translate in Turkish to mean "for".
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