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The Swahili names of the characters from The Lion King in English are as follows: Simba means Lion, Nala means Gift, Garabi means mirage, and Pumba means slow-witted.

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They pick the names for the Lion King characters from words in the Swahili language. For example, Simba is translated into Swahili meaning "lion". They also chose Swahili words for the characters so it can connect with their personalities such as Zira (who hates Simba and the Pridelanders) means "hate" in Swahili.


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The story happens in Africa. Though in no realistic location there, but still in Aftica. One of the characters, Zazu, even mentions it in the film. Also, the singing in the opening scene wherein the sun rises, and all the characters' names are words in Swahili, which is a language spoken in Eastern Africa.




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