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Hinde (1904) records kana (pl. twana) as an equivalent of English child in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba kana (pl. twana) and “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) of Kamba gana (pl. twana) as its equivalents.[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.


kaana class 12 (plural twana)

  1. baby, boy

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  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 12–3. 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.
  • kaana” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Northern Ohlone[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kāna (Harrington's orthography)


Compare Southern Ohlone kaan (I).


kaana (objective kiš, possessive ek-, enclitic subject -ek)

  1. I (first-person, singular, subject pronoun)

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María de los Angeles Colós, José Guzman, and John Peabody Harrington (1930s) Chochenyo Field Notes (Survey of California and Other Indian Langauges)‎[1], Unpublished