Hakuna Matata
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#2Words: Hakuna Matata

THE PHRASE
meaning ‘no trouble’

Hakuna Matata is pronounced as ha’kuna ma’tata.

This is a Swahili language phrase from East Africa meaning ‘no trouble’.

Hakuna Matata

The word ‘hakuna’ means ‘there is not here’ while ‘matata’ means ‘problems’.

Hakuna Matata phrase was popularized by the Disney animated film The Lion King (in which it is translated as ‘no worries’ in a song named after the phrase).

The song is heard often at resorts, hotels, and other places appealing to the tourist trade.