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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili ndege (bird, airplane).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ndége class 9 (plural ndége class 10)

  1. airplane, aircraft

KikuyuEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Swahili ndege.[1]

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

ndege class 9/10 (plural ndege)

  1. aeroplane, airplane, plane

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “ndege” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 291. 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.

SwahiliEdit

 
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ndege (mnyama)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *ǹdègè.

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NounEdit

ndege (n class, plural ndege)

  1. bird (animal)
  2. aeroplane/airplane
    • 1977, Kenya Gazette - Sep 13 – Dec 16, 1977[1], volume 45, page 999:
      Katika kuiletea nchi yetu pesa zaidi za kigeni, utalii unafuatwa na kahawa, na kwa sababu wengi wa watalii hawa husafiri kwa ndege kuja Kenya, kuna haja kubwa sana ya kutiliwa mkazo zaidi shughuli za safari za ndege ili kuimarisha utalii.
      To bring our country more foreign currency, tourism is associated with coffee, and because many of these tourists travel by plane to Kenya, it's very important to stress travel by plane in order to strengthen tourism.
 
ndege (uanahewa)

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