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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Swahili kiboko (hippopotamus).[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

kĩboko class 7 (plural iboko)

  1. sjambok (a leather whip, especially made of hippopotamus' or rhinoceros' hide)[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 boko” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 32. 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. ^ Ford, K. C. (1975). "The Tones of Nouns in Kikuyu", p. 61. In Studies in African Linguistics, Volume 6, Number 1, pp. 49–64.