KikuyuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *njókà.

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

nyoka class 9/10 (plural nyoka)

  1. snake

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  • “nyoka” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 349. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

MwaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *njókà.

NounEdit

nyoka class 9 (plural nyoka)

  1. snake

ShonaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *njókà.

NounEdit

nyóká class 9 (plural nyóká class 10)

  1. snake

SwahiliEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *njókà.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɲɔ.kɑ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

nyoka (n class, plural nyoka)

  1. snake
  2. worm

Derived termsEdit

  • joka (serpent)

See alsoEdit


TsongaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *njókà.

NounEdit

nyoka class 9 (plural tinyoka class 10)

  1. snake

UmbunduEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *njókà.

NounEdit

nyoka

  1. snake