Hinde (1904) records haandu as an equivalent of English place in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba paandu and “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) of Kamba vanduva as its equivalents.[1]


As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a monosyllabic stem, together with mũri, ngo, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)


handũ 16 (plural kũndũ)

  1. place, spot, site[3]

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  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 46–47. Cambridge: Cambridge University 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.
  3. ^ handũ” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 300. Oxford: Clarendon Press.