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Reconstruction:Proto-Bantu/mʊ̀ntʊ̀

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This Proto-Bantu entry contains reconstructed words 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

NounEdit

*mʊ̀ntʊ̀ class 1 (plural *bàntʊ̀ class 2)[1]

  1. person, human
  2. somebody

DescendantsEdit

  • Chichewa: munthu
  • Masaaba: muntu
  • Kinyarwanda: umuntu
  • Luganda: omuntu
  • Ngazidja Comorian: mndru
  • Nyakyusa: mundu
  • Shona: munhu
  • Swahili: mtu
  • Southern Bantu:
    • Chopi: [Term?]
    • Makua:
      • Chuwabu: [Term?]
      • Koti: [Term?]
      • Lomwe: [Term?]
      • Maindo: [Term?]
      • Makhuwa: [Term?]
      • Makhuwa-Moniga: [Term?]
      • Nathembo: [Term?]
      • Ngulu: [Term?]
    • Nguni: *úmúntu
    • Sotho-Tswana:
    • Tonga (Mozambique): [Term?]
    • Tsonga: munhu
    • Venda: muthu

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