mbembe

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Kikuyu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into mbori class which includes mbũri, ikinya (pl. makinya), itimũ, kĩhaato, maguta, mũgeka, mũrata, nyaga, ũhoro, riitho, riũa, rũrĩmĩ, Kamau (man's name), etc.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

mbembe class 9/10 (plural mbembe)

  1. maize, corn (Zea mays)

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Related terms[edit]

(Nouns)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  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.
  • “mbembe” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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