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EnglishEdit

 
A Makonde elephant shetani carving.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Swahili shetani, from Arabic شَيْطَان (šayṭān).

NounEdit

 
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shetani (plural shetani)

  1. An evil spirit from East African mythology, often the subject of artwork.

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شَيْطَان (šayṭān).

NounEdit

shetani (ma class, plural mashetani)

  1. shaitan, shetani, evil spirit, demon

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