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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

ngoma (plural ngomas)

  1. A large social dancing event in parts of Africa.

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


KikuyuEdit

PronunciationEdit

As for Tonal Class, Armstrong (1940) classifies this term into mote class which includes mũtĩ, gĩkwa (pl. ikwa), gĩthaka, kĩnya, kĩrũũmi, mũcinga, mũgate, mũhaka, mũrũthi, njagĩ, njohi, nyũmba, etc.[1] Benson (1964) classifies this term into Class 2 with a disyllabic stem, together with kĩgunyũ, njagĩ, kiugũ, and so on.
  • (Kiambu)

NounEdit

ngoma class 9/10 (plural ngoma)

  1. spirit of the deceased[1][3]
  2. (Christianity) devil[4]
    Synonym: caitani

Derived termsEdit

(Idioms)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).
  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.
  3. ^ “ngoma” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  4. ^ Njagi, James Kinyua. (2016). "Lexical Borrowing and Semantic Change: A Case of English and Gĩkũyũ Contact", p. 53.

MwaniEdit

NounEdit

ngoma class 9 (plural ngoma)

  1. drum

SwahiliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *ǹgòmà.

NounEdit

ngoma (n class, plural ngoma) or ngoma (ma class, plural mangoma)

  1. (music) drum
  2. dance

SynonymsEdit