ndege

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Chichewa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swahili ndege (bird, airplane).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ndége class 9 (plural ndége class 10)

  1. airplane, aircraft

Kikuyu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swahili ndege.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

ndege class 9/10 (plural ndege)

  1. aeroplane, airplane, plane

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ndege” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 291. 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]

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ndege (mnyama)

Noun[edit]

ndege (n class, plural ndege)

  1. bird (animal)
  2. airplane
ndege (uanahewa)

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