nyoka

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Kikuyu[edit]

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]

nyoka class 9/10 (plural nyoka)

  1. snake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.
  • “nyoka” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 349. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Mwani[edit]

Noun[edit]

nyoka class 9 (plural nyoka)

  1. snake

Swahili[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Bantu *joka. Cognate with Bemba nsoka, Chichewa njoka, Fang (Cameroon) oo, Herero onyoka, Lingala nyoka, Luba-Kasai nyoka, Nyamwezi nzoka, Rwanda-Rundi zoka, Shona nyoka, Sotho noga, Umbundu nyoka, Venda nowa, Zulu nyoka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nyoka (n class, plural nyoka)

  1. snake
  2. worm

Derived terms[edit]

  • joka (serpent)