kanitha

KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili kanisa.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 6 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩgongona, and so on.

NounEdit

kanitha class 14 (plural makanitha)

  1. the church (as an organization)[1]

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

kanitha class 9/10 (plural kanitha)

  1. church building[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “kanitha” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 207. 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.