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KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili daraja.[1]

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 5 with a trisyllabic stem, together with kĩboboto, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

ndaraca class 9/10 (plural ndaraca)

  1. bridge[1][2]
  2. social class[1]
  3. military rank[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 “ndaraca” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 289. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.