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  • IPA(key): /ᵐbɔ̀ɣɔ̀ɾɔ̀ꜜ/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩberethi, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)


mbogoro class 9/10 (plural mbogoro)

  1. a curved stick one of whose ends is crooked and the other forked, used for suspending a beehive[2]
  2. bandy-leggedness, bow-leggedness[2][1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 2.0 2.1 “mbogoro” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, pp. 273–274. Oxford: Clarendon Press.