Swahili edit

Etymology edit

An old borrowing, ultimately from Arabic جَمَل(jamal). Compare Yao ngamila, Chichewa ngamira.

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

ngamia (n class, plural ngamia)

  1. camel
    Synonym: (poetic) jamali
  2. (derogatory) idiot
    Synonym: ng'ombe

Descendants edit

  • Iraqw: angamia (camel)

See also edit