Hinde (1904) records ingi and ingishi as equivalents of English fly in “Jogowini dialect” of Kikuyu, listing also “Ulu dialect” (spoken then from Machakos to coastal area) of Kamba ingi, “Nganyawa dialect” (spoken then in Kitui District) of Kamba inji, and Swahili inzi (pl. mainzi) as their equivalents.
ngi class 9/10 (plural ngi)
- fly (insect)
- ^ Hinde, Hildegarde (1904). Vocabularies of the Kamba and Kikuyu languages of East Africa, pp. 24–25. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.