KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jákà.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

mwaka class 3 (plural mĩaka)

  1. year

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  • mwaka” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

MwaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jákà.

NounEdit

mwaka class 3 (plural myaka)

  1. year

ShonaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jákà.

NounEdit

mwaká class 3 (plural mwaká class 4)

  1. (Manyika, Zezuru) season

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jákà. Cognate to Luganda omwaka.

NounEdit

mwaka (m-mi class, plural miaka)

  1. year

Derived termsEdit