chingwa

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Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Nguni language, likely via Shona chingwa with tonal change.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃi.ᵑɡʷá/

Noun[edit]

chingwá class 7 (plural zingwá class 8)

  1. bread
    Synonym: buledi (more common)

Shona[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Nguni language; compare Zulu isinkwa.

Noun[edit]

chingwa class 7 (plural zvingwa class 8)

  1. bread