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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mòɣoàᶮd͡ʑáꜜ/
As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 3 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩhaato, mbembe, kiugo, and so on.

NumeralEdit

mũgwanja

  1. seven

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 52–3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • gwanja” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.