thukuru

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Kikuyu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English school.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩgokora, mbarĩki, thimiti, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

Noun[edit]

thukuru class 14 (plural mathukuru) (or class 9/10, plural thukuru)

  1. school

References[edit]

  1. ^ “cukuru” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 74. 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.