mwanga

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swahili wanga (starch).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

mwanga class 3 (plural mĩanga)

  1. cassava, manioc
    Synonyms: mũgwacĩ

References[edit]

  1. ^ mwanga” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 13. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  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.

Swahili[edit]

Noun[edit]

mwanga (m-mi class, plural mianga)

  1. light (source of illumination)