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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Ki (pronounced chee)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English


[edit] Usage of the word or phrase

Used to say hello, similar to 'what's up?'

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

'Ki' means 'what?' in Luganda and most Bantu languages. It is likely taken from the use of 'what's up?' among young people.

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