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KikuyuEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Hinde (1904) records mbogo as an equivalent of English buffalo in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) of Kamba mbo as its equivalent.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ᵐbɔ̀ɣɔ̌/, /ᵐbɔ̀ɣɔ́/
As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into ŋgoko class which includes ngũkũ, hiti, icembe, igoko (pl. magoko), ihĩtia (pl. mahĩtia), kĩng'ang'i, maitũ (my mother), mũkanda, mũthĩgi, nduka, ngingo, rũthanju, Wambũgũ (man's name), etc.[2] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.

NounEdit

mbogo class 9/10 (plural mbogo)

  1. buffalo

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 10–11. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  3. ^ 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.
  • “mbogo” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 273. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Leakey, L. S. B. (1977). The Southern Kikuyu before 1903, v. I, p. 445. →ISBN

SwahiliEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Luganda embogo.

NounEdit

mbogo (n class, plural mbogo)

  1. buffalo
    Synonym: nyati