Reconstruction:Proto-Bantu/mʊ̀ntʊ̀

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This Proto-Bantu entry contains reconstructed terms and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-BantuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root *-ntʊ̀ ("some, any"), hypothesized to be a shortening from earlier *-jìntʊ̀.

Possible cognates outside of bantu include Bitare nti (human)

NounEdit

*mʊ̀ntʊ̀ 1 (plural *bàntʊ̀ 2)[1]

  1. person, human
  2. somebody

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