nganga

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Bantu language.

Noun[edit]

nganga m (plural nganga)

  1. An African witch doctor or specialist in traditional medicine.

Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records enganga as an equivalent of English guinea-fowl in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Kamba nganga and Swahili kanga etc. as its equivalents.[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]

nganga class 9/10 (plural nganga)

  1. guinea fowl

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 30–31. Cambridge: Cambridge University 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.
  • “nganga” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Muiru, David N. (2007). Wĩrute Gĩgĩkũyũ: Marĩtwa Ma Gĩgĩkũyũ Mataũrĩtwo Na Gĩthũngũ, pp. 10, 33.

Kongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Swahili mganga.

Noun[edit]

nganga

  1. witch doctor

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

nganga

  1. combination of betel nut, chewing tobacco, and a little lime wrapped in a betel leaf prepared for chewing

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

nganga

  1. act of opening the mouth