nyoni

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Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hinde (1904) records nyoni as an equivalent of English bird in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also Swahili nyuni etc. as its equivalent[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nyoni class 9/10 (plural nyoni)

  1. bird

Derived terms[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 6–7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.