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EtymologyEdit

From Swahili asili (origin); introduced in this sense by Marimba Ani.

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asili (uncountable)

  1. (anthropology) The central seed or "germinating matrix" of a culture.
    • 2002, Susan Hawthorne, Wild Politics: Feminism, Globalisation, Bio/diversity, page 381:
      Law, religion and worldview emerge from the chrysalis of the asili. In western culture the asili is characterised by separation and universalism.

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asili m

  1. plural of asilo

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SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَصْل (ʾaṣl).

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asili (n class, plural asili)

  1. origin

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