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Besides giving breathtaking see of african landscapes, Disney’s The Lion King additionally used names for the characters, which most have a Swahili meaning, a language the eastern and southeastern Africa. The opening of the track is sung in Zulu, i beg your pardon is a language of south Africa. Several of the story’s elements also pull native Masai tradition, which has actually its very own language.

Read further below to uncover out what several of the character’s names mean and then let our Africa Specialists help you craft the most spectacular safari to increase your horizons and also experience the magnificent wildlife in person!

Simba- “Lion, Courageous warrior”

Mufasa- “King”

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Sarabi- “Mirage”

Nala- “Gift”

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Rafiki- “Friend”

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Zazu- “Movement”

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Timon- “He that respects” “Honor”

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Pumba- “Dim-witted”, “Dumb”, “Silly”

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Shenzi- “Savage”

Banzai- “Sulk”

Ed- just means, Ed! LOL

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