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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swahili mwavuli.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 1 with a disyllabic stem, together with ndaka, and so on.

NounEdit

iburi class 5 (plural maburi)

  1. umbrella

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ iburi” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 36. 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.
  3. ^ Yukawa, Yasutoshi (1985). "A Second Tentative Tonal Analysis of Kikuyu Nouns." In Journal of Asian and African Studies, No. 29, 190–231.