khaya

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Nguni group of languages khaya (home)

Noun[edit]

khaya (plural khayas)

  1. (South Africa, strictly) A native house or hut.
  2. (South Africa, loosely) Servant's quarters separated from the main house.
  3. (South Africa, slang) Anyone's house or home.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Wolof khaye (African mahogany tree).

Noun[edit]

khaya (plural khayas)

  1. Any tree of the genus Khaya.