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From Arabic سَهْم(sahm, part, portion).


sehemu (n class, plural sehemu)

  1. part, portion, fraction, act
  2. place, part of the world
    Afrika ni sehemu maalum.
    Africa is a special place.

Usage notesEdit

Used to form fractions where the numerator is 1, in which case sehemu is followed by the ordinal form of the number. See Appendix:Swahili numbers for more.