What does muzungu mean?

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Answer: Muzungu (mzungu) is the generic term for a person with white skin used in Uganda. There are lots of different translations as to what muzungu exactly means but according to the Kayak the Nile staff it is;

In Kiswahili;

  • Zungu is the word for spinning on the same spot (something which those that first arrive here often do, looking around and taking everything in)>
  • Muzunguzungu is Kiswahili for a dizzy person>
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