Disney robs Swahili of “Hakuna Matata”
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Disney has trademarked the Swahili phrase “Hakuna Matata”.
I liken this to colonialism and robbery, the appropriation of something you have no right over. Imagine, "If we were to go that route, then we owe the British royalties for everyone who speaks English, or France for when we speak French."
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"Hakuna matata" is a Swahili language phrase from East Africa; translate, it means "no trouble". The word "hakuna" means "there is not here" while "matata" means "problems".
Hakuna Matata has been used by most Kiswahili-speaking countries suchs as Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Disney can't be allowed to trademark something that it didn't invent.
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