Maina

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Maina (plural Mainas)

  1. A surname​.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Maina is the 23185th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1100 individuals. Maina is most common among Black/African American (77.73%) and White (15.73%) individuals.

Anagrams[edit]


Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mainà (prince).

Proper noun[edit]

Mainà m

  1. A male given name

Kikuyu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2.

Proper noun[edit]

Maina

  1. name of one of the ruling generation-sets (mariika); the other is Mwangi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Maina” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 251. Oxford: Clarendon Press.