kitabu

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كتاب (kitāb).

Noun[edit]

kitabu (ki-vi class, plural vitabu)

  1. book

Usage notes[edit]

  • This noun forms its plural via a regular change for Swahili nouns in ki-, despite it being a borrowing from Arabic, due to a reinterpretation of the first syllable.