mbarĩ

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See also: mbari

Kikuyu[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 4 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩng'ang'i, ngũkũ, kĩeha, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)
  • (Limuru) IPA(key): /ᵐbàɾéꜜ/
As for Tonal Class, Yukawa (1981) classifies this term into a group including bũrũri (pl. mabũrũri), ikara, ikinya, itimũ, kanitha (pl. makanitha), kiugo, kĩhaato, maguta, mũgeka, mũkonyo, mũrata, mwana, mbembe, mbũri, nyaga, riitho, riũa, rũrĩmĩ (pl. nĩmĩ), ũhoro (pl. mohoro), and so on.[1]

Noun[edit]

mbarĩ class 9/10 (plural mbarĩ)

  1. family group, sub-clan[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ “mbarĩ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 270. Oxford: Clarendon Press.