mafuta

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Bantu *kuta. Cognate with Bemba mafuta, Ganda futa, Kikuyu maguta, Konde amafutha, Kua makura, Lingala mafuta, Luba futa, Mwezi maguta, Rwanda vuta, Sango mafutha, Shona mafuta, Sotho makhura, Tswana mafura, Venda mapfura, Zulu futha.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mafuta (ma class, plural only)

  1. oil, grease, fat
  2. fuel, petrol

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