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KikuyuEdit

 
gatumia (Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish')

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 7 with a trisyllabic stem, together with mũbariti, and so on.

NounEdit

gatumia class 12 (plural tũtumia)

  1. certain varieties of banana that bear bunches on a short tree[1]
    1. Dwarf Cavendish banana[2], a cultivar, (Musa acuminata Colla (AAA Group) 'Dwarf Cavendish')
      Synonym: nyoro
    2. Bandé banana[3]
  2. (common) purslane (Portulaca oleracea)[4]

See alsoEdit

  • (certain varieties of banana): irigũ

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ gatumia” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 469. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Njuguna Kori Joseph (2012). "Cavendish bananas in East Africa." In D. A. Karamura and E. Karamura and W. Tinzaara Banana Cultivar Names, Synonyms and Their Usage in East Africa, p. 32–33. Kampala, Uganda: Bioversity International.
  3. ^ Stover, R. H. and N. W. Simmonds (1987). Bananas, 3rd ed., p. 158. London: Longman.
  4. ^ Terry, P.J. and R.W. Michieka (1987). Common weeds of East Africa/Magugu ya Afrika Mashariki, p. 138. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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