[mass noun] (in East Africa) the ordinary people; the public.
- ‘More worldly than the wananchi, they might be gently amused, but not put off, by Katarikawe's sexual imaginings.’
- ‘They cross a privacy threshold which for wananchi is held inviolable.’
- ‘Now the artists - who are in one sense just the wananchi with paint-brushes, but who are also the makers of narratives of their own.’
Kiswahili, plural of mwananchi inhabitant, citizen.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.