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Hinde (1904) records ūūki as an equivalent of English honey in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba ũkĩ wa nzuki as its equivalent.[1]


As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)


ũũkĩ class 14 (plural maũũkĩ)

  1. honey
  2. mead

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  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 32–33. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1981). "A Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns: A Study of Limuru Dialect." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 22, 75–123.
  • ũũkĩ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 550. Oxford: Clarendon Press.