ngoma

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See also: ng'oma

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ngoma (plural ngomas)

  1. A large social dancing event in parts of Africa.

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Kikuyu[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into mote class which includes mũtĩ, gĩkwa (pl. ikwa), gĩthaka, kĩnya, kĩrũũmi, mũcinga, mũgate, mũhaka, mũrũthi, njagĩ, njohi, nyũmba, etc.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

ngoma class 9/10 (plural ngoma)

  1. spirit of the deceased[1][3]
  2. (Christianity) devil[4]
    Synonym: caitani

Derived terms[edit]

(Idioms)

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  3. ^ “ngoma” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  4. ^ Njagi, James Kinyua. (2016). "Lexical Borrowing and Semantic Change: A Case of English and Gĩkũyũ Contact", p. 53.

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

ngoma class 9 (plural ngoma)

  1. drum

Swahili[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *ǹgòmà.

Noun[edit]

ngoma (n class, plural ngoma) or ngoma (ma class, plural mangoma)

  1. (music) drum
  2. dance

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