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Borrowed from Swahili askari.
This ũ is pronounced long.
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 10 with a trisyllabic stem, together with gĩting'ũri, ndigithũ, kĩĩgunyĩ, and so on.
- The same underlying pattern as that of gĩkorora and nyamĩndigi.
- The same underlying pattern as that of mũthandũkũ (“box”) and carahani.
mũthigari class 1 (plural athigari)
- ũthigari class 14
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 “mũthigari” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 508. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- ^ 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.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kagaya, Ryohei (1982). "Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns in Three Dialects: Murang'a, Nyeri and Ndia." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 24, 1–42.