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Alternative forms[edit]


Hutchins (1909) records m'Sharàge as the Kikuyu name for Olea hochstetterii (sic!).[4]


  • IPA(key): /mòɕàɾáɣɛ̀(ꜜ)/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.


mũcarage class 3 (plural mĩcarage)

  1. East African olive, Elgon olive (Olea capensis subsp. macrocarpa, syn. O. hochstetteri[5][6]); its timber is traded internationally.
  2. Elgon olive (Olea welwitschii, syn. Linociera welwitschii[5])
  3. Cape chestnut (Calodendrum capense)[2]
    Synonyms: mũraraciĩ, mũrũrũa

See also[edit]

(Olea sp.):


  1. ^ Walker, Aidan et al. (1989, 2005). The Encyclopedia of Wood. Quarto.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Beentje, H.J. (1994). Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas. Nairobi, Kenya: National Museum of Kenya. →ISBN
  3. ^ Kamau, Loice Njeri et al. (2016). "Ethnobotanical survey and threats to medicinal plants traditionally used for the management of human diseases in Nyeri County, Kenya", p. 10. TANG 6(3).
  4. ^ Hutchins, D. E. (1909). Report on the Forests of British East Africa, p. 12. London: Darling & Son.
  5. 5.0 5.1 “mũcarage” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, pp. 48–9. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  6. ^ Leakey, L. S. B. (1977). The Southern Kikuyu before 1903, v. III, p. 1331. London and New York: Academic Press. →ISBN