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Alterternative forms[edit]


  • 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[3][4]); its timber is traded internationally.
  2. Elgon olive (Olea welwitschii, syn. Linociera welwitschii[3])

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walker, Aidan et al. (1989, 2005). The Encyclopedia of Wood. Quarto.
  2. ^ 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 “mũcarage” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, pp. 48–9. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  4. ^ Leakey, L. S. B. (1977). The Southern Kikuyu before 1903, v. III, p. 1331. London and New York: Academic Press. →ISBN