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Map of Africa 1890
Map of Africa 1890
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A safari (IPA pronunciation: [səˌfɑri]) is an overland journey. It usually refers to a trip by tourists to Africa, traditionally for a big-game hunt and in more modern times to watch and photograph big game and other wildlife as a safari holiday. There is a certain theme or style associated with the word, which includes jeeps, khaki clothing, pith helmets, and animal skins — like leopard's skin. Download high resolution version (787x1054, 410 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (787x1054, 410 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa. ... The phrase Big Five game was coined by big game hunters and refers to the five large mammals that were originally most sought in Africa. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... It has been suggested that Archival digital print be merged into this article or section. ... Various species of deer are commonly seen wildlife across the Americas and Eurasia. ... For other uses, see Jeep (disambiguation). ... Khaki, in British or European parlance, is a type of light brown fabric with a green tinge, or the color of such fabric. ... Pith helmet of Harry S. Truman The Pith Helmet (also known as Sun helmet, Topee, or Topi) is a lightweight helmet made of cork or pith typically from the sola or a similar plant [1], with a cloth cover, designed to shade the wearers head from the sun. ... Binomial name Panthera pardus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis pardus Linnaeus, 1758 The Leopard (Panthera pardus) is one of the four big cats of the genus Panthera. ...


Entering the English language in the late 19th century, the word safari means 'journey' in Kiswahili — the Swahili language. Originally from the Arabic سفر (safara) meaning travel [1] Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kiswahili is an alternative name for the Swahili language, derived from the expression lugha ya Kiswahili, which is what speakers of Swahili call their language. ... Swahili (also called Kiswahili; see Kiswahili for a discussion of the nomenclature) is an agglutinative Bantu language widely spoken in East Africa. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ...

More recently, "he's on safari" is a derogatory term to describe someone as a "hairy chested goose shooter". A word or phrase is pejorative or derogatory (sometimes misspelled perjorative) if it expresses contempt or disapproval; dyslogistic (noun: dyslogism) is used synonymously (antonyms: meliorative, eulogistic, noun eulogism). ... Genera see text Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the familyAnatidae. ...

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A safari jacket is a garment originally designed for the purpose of going on safari; the word safari entered English from Swahili in 1890. ... A safari park is a zoo-like commercial tourist attraction where visitors can drive in their own vehicles and observe the wildlife, rather than viewing animals in cages or small enclosures. ...


  1. ^ New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd Edition

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